Chelsea, Liverpool, others warned to stay away from red-hot striker if they can’t pay massive price tag

RB Leipzig chief executive Oliver Mintzlaff has warned Liverpool, Chelsea and other Timo Werner’s suitors that his £52m price tag is non-negotiable.

Liverpool lead a host of European clubs that have expressed an interest in the striker, who has scored 24 Bundesliga goals this season.

Mintzlaff told Sport Bild: “It won’t get any cheaper. We will not sell a player below value if he is under contract for more than a year.

“In general, we always have to ask the following question – can we replace a player if we sell him for less than his market value?

“But, I only think about those things once I have the facts on the table.”

Timo Werner reveals decision amid Chelsea transfer interest

Chelsea target Timo Werner has ruled out a January transfer from RB Leipzig but insists he is open to moving to the Premier League in the future.

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has made Timo Werner a top transfer target but face competition from Manchester United and Liverpool.

The German international is refusing to be drawn into transfer speculation as he bids to fire his side to the Bundesliga title in the second half of the season.

According to the Express, Lampard has made Werner a top target, but is aware that a deal is near on impossible in January.

After having their transfer ban lifted, Chelsea are looking to make up for lost time in the market.

Lampard has identified his attack as an area that requires attention and he wants another striker to provide competition for Tammy Abraham.

And now Werner has insisted that he is open to a Premier League move in the future, despite being fully committed to Leipzig at the moment.

The forward scored 18 league goals in the first half of the campaign and is hoping to hit the ground running again as Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund look to make up ground.