Bayern Munich look like they have won the race to sign Leipzig striker Timo Werner, according to Borussia Dortmund’s Hans-Joachim Watzke.
The Dortmund chief has dropped a major hint that the striker could be on his way to the Bundesliga champions.
Liverpool, along with both Dortmund and Bayern have been heavily linked with a move to Werner, who looks set to leave RB Leipzig in the near future.
When quizzed on the striker’s future and a possible bid from Dortmund, Watzke gave a cryptic answer, as reported by Goal’s Ronan Murphy:
I know at least eighty players who would suit us well, but at least I have the impression that one of the two players has already settled his future- and not with us.
The German striker is yet to commit to a new contract with the Bundesliga outfit and has been told that he will be sold if he does not put pen to paper.
Werner will not be short of suitors after establishing himself as one of the top strikers in Germany in recent years.
Bayern are particularly keen as they go in search of a long-term replacement for the ageing Robert Lewandowski.
They have agreed a deal to sign Benjamin Pavard and are looking to secure the services of Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi in a £35 million deal.
With the addition of Werner, Bayern would be going some way to adding some fresh legs to their squad.