Chelsea striker Timo Werner reportedly wanted to join Manchester United and held a “secret meeting” with Liverpool before he signed for the Blues.
The German striker signed for the reigning Champions League holders from RB Leipzig last summer for £48m.
However, Werner could have been donning the red of United or Liverpool, according to evidence emitting from a court case in Germany.
Werner’s current agent Karl-Heinz Forster and his former associate Murat Lokurlu are currently at loggerheads in a ‘million-dollar-dispute’ according to Bild, via Daily Star.
The information regarding Werner’s options last summer were displayed during the volatile case between his former and current associate.
Information from the volatile case said WhatsApp messages involving Werner and Lorkulu suggested United ‘were his favourites’ while Chelsea was in amongst a list of ‘great alternatives’.
It is also understood Lorkulu responded to a proposal believed to be from the Red Devils saying ‘We’ll see’ suggesting a move to Old Trafford was at one point on the cards.
Soon after, it is believed Lorkulu then held a ‘secret meeting’ with Jurgen Klopp’s side who were also extremely interested in the 25-year-old.
Representatives from Anfield reportedly tabled an offer of around £200,000 per week as well as approximately £20million in bonuses, before the Reds pulled back their interest and signed Diogo Jota from Wolves instead.
Soon after, Chelsea signed him in the summer of 2020 where he was part of the lavish £222m spend.