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Time ticking on Werner buyout clause as Liverpool, Chelsea ponder bids

Time is ticking on interested clubs wishing to trigger the buyout clause of RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner.

Sky Sports says his release clause of £49m expires on June 15 though and will make securing a deal more difficult.

Werner is keen on a switch to the Premier League with Liverpool the front runners, but they are not prepared to pay the fee given their current financial situation.

The 24-year-old is keen to join a team in the Champions League with Chelsea and Manchester United also making contact with the player.

Leipzig tied Werner down to a new deal last summer that runs until 2023, but the release clause allows for an early exit should it be activated.

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