Liverpool to sign Timo Werner & loan him back to Leipzig?
Reports this morning have claimed that, after apparently now facing competition from both Barcelona and Inter for Timo Werner, Liverpool have 'come up with a new plan'.
That new plan would apparently make their offer to Leipzig more attractive, and supposedly the player himself as well.
But what makes little sense is why the 23 year old would want to sign for the best team in Europe, only to have to spend another 12 months at Bundesliga also-rans RB Leipzing.
Anyway, those claims come via BILD, who say that Liverpool will look to get ahead of the rest of the forward's suitors and offer his club the chance to get him back on loan for 12 months after signing him.
The whole idea really doesn't make any sense at all though, as Liverpool will presumably be looking for attacking back up in the summer, with both Xherdan Shaqiri and Origi likely to be moving on.
The only way it would make any real sense, is if the plan is to make sure the forward was signed up, with payment due the following summer - or, perhaps, in instalments - and then maybe open the door to sign Jadon Sancho this summer instead.
It remains to be seen whether or not either player will be signed but the almost daily updates on the Germany international are making it more and more difficult to see a bid not being entered for the player soon.