Journalist Simon Hughes believes that negotiations may have stalled between Liverpool and RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner.

Werner is a player that Liverpool have been linked with in various reports. It has been suggested that Liverpool are prepared to meet Werner’s release clause of £50 million.

Werner has also been full of praise for the Anfield club, which does suggest that he is interested in making the move to Merseyside.

However, Hughes believes that negotiations between Liverpool and Werner may have stalled.

Hughes told The Athletic (44:30), as quoted by Football Fan Cast: “I just think everything has changed. At the end of February, I think people were expecting that Liverpool would ramp up not just their interest, but they’d formulise their interest in Timo Werner around this time. I’ve got to be honest, a lot of people have gone quiet on that. I have been keeping on top of this story, but it just seems like everything that’s happened has slowed things down.

“Clearly, Leipzig are going to want to find out what’s happening with the Champions League, they’re having a great season. Could win the Bundesliga, they’re in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

He then added: “At this stage, the discussions remain at the informal stage.”

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LISBON, PORTUGAL – SEPTEMBER 17: Timo Werner of RB Leipzig scores his team’s second goal past Odisseas Vlachodimos of Benfica during the UEFA Champions League group G match between SL Benfica and RB Leipzig at Estadio da Luz on September 17, 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)

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This latest update from Hughes is hardly a surprise, as the coronavirus is having a serious impact on football.

No one has a clue when the season will end, and with that, no one knows how the transfer window will work.

There is so much uncertainty surrounding the world at the moment that it is hardly a surprise negotiations may have stalled.

Hopefully when this all clears the Reds can get a deal done. Werner would add quite a bit to Liverpool’s squad, as he guarantees Jurgen Klopp’s side goals.

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