Liverpool will have to battle with Spanish and European champions Real Madrid for the signature of RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner, according to the Daily Mirror.
Werner is currently regarded as one of the hottest talents across Europe after impressing for Leipzig last season as he played a key role in leading the German side to a sensational second finish in the Bundesliga.
The German international scored 21 goals and laid out 7 assists in 31 Bundesliga games last season and as a result, many clubs have registered their attention towards signing the young forward in recent times.
Premier League outfit Liverpool were said to be leading the chase for Werner until recent weeks but now fresh reports from the Daily Mirror suggest that the Reds will have to battle it out with the defending European and Spanish Champions Real Madrid if they are to secure the forward.
The Merseyside outfit will surely face tough competition in their pursuit for Werner as Real Madrid have an impressive track record of luring the players they eye up, to the Santiago Bernabeu due to their prestige as well as financial muscle.
Werner has blistering pace and a knack to score goals in key moments, which are the signs of a very talented player and it looks only a matter of time before the talented youngster will be playing for one of the elite clubs in Europe.
Considering the wonderful ability of Werner, only a huge bid will convince Leipzig to sell their prized asset anytime soon. Whichever club lands Werner though, they will have a brilliant talent on their hands and he will surely be worth the money.