RB Leipzig sporting director Rouven Schröder has told West Ham United target Timo Werner he can leave in the January transfer window, which may potentially change the striker’s plans.

That’s according to BILD, who cover the situation around the striker today and the developing transfer situation around the player.

Werner has found himself out of the picture at Leipzig this season and that’s led to speculation that he could be on the way in January as he needs to be playing regularly somewhere to get into Germany’s squad for Euro 2024.

He’s thus been linked with a return to the Premier League, where he still has suitors despite a miserable time at Chelsea.

West Ham are one of the clubs to have been linked, with them in desperate need of a striker and a report at the end of last month indicating they were in the picture.

That interest may have now been boosted as BILD report Werner has been told he can leave by Schröder.

They report that Werner was recently called to the director’s office where was told ‘clearly and understandably’ that he could ‘leave on loan’ in the January transfer window.

According to BILD’s information there is no truth of interest from Real Madrid and Manchester United, and a move to such a big club wouldn’t make sense for Werner at this point anyway.

That’s a potential boost for the likes of West Ham, who could also be helped out by Leipzig as they’d have to help cover some of Werner’s €10m salary and are aware of that.

The big question is whether he fancies a return to England, with recent reports having indicated that he doesn’t and would prefer to stay in Germany.

That was before he was told he could leave, though.

With that now made clear and West Ham clearly able to offer him the playing time he needs, there’s every chance that their prospects are now looking brighter than they did previously.