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Report: Werner set to extend RB Leipzig contract

By Bulinews Team

RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner is reportedly set to extend his contract with RB Leipzig before the start of the new season.

Timo Werner.
Timo Werner.Photo: Granada, CC-by-SA 4.0
German international striker Timo Werner will put pen to paper on a new deal with RB Leipzig before the start of the new Bundesliga season, the Leipziger Volkszeitung reports.

Werner's current contract runs until 2020. At the moment, the striker earns €3 million a year, but he is set to increase his yearly wages to at least €5 million. That means RB Leipzig will have to abolish the club's self-imposed salary cap of €4 million.

The negotiations between RB Leipzig and Werner have intensified after the 22-year-old recently said that he can imagine staying at RB Leipzig for longer than 2020.

"We will try to intensify the talks again. But it's not like we've just started these talks. It's nice that he is willing to play for us beyond this year, but ultimately it's of course also about finances," RB Leipzig sporting director and head coach Ralf Rangnick told Bild yesterday.

Werner has previously been linked with clubs such as Bayern München, Manchester United, Liverpool and AC Milan.

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