West Ham and Crystal Palace have been handed a huge blow in their potential pursuit of RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner, as he’s not interested in a move to either club.
That’s according to BILD, who say the German is not interested in joining either side at this moment in time.
Werner has found himself out of the picture at Leipzig this season, with just eight appearances in the Bundesliga so far and featuring in just 21% of the available minutes.
He no longer appears to be a part of their plans moving forward and that has led to speculation he will be moved on in the January transfer window, even if it was on loan to get regular playing time ahead of the European Championship in the summer.
BILD state the opposite though, reporting that while West Ham and Crystal Palace are said to have expressed interest, and could pay the striker’s salary of €10m a year, something other Bundesliga sides cannot, they ‘currently play no role’ in Werner’s thinking.
In other words, it appears that even if the interest is there and is serious, Werner isn’t currently thinking about exploring those options.
Whether that’s because he wants a move elsewhere or simply isn’t keen isn’t made clear, but for now it seems the Premier League duo would be best advised turning their attention elsewhere.