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Werder boss Frank Baumann says Milot Rashica could reconsider his options as RB Leipzig talks stall

By Rune Gjerulff

Werder Bremen's negotiations with RB Leipzig for Milot Rashica have stalled. But the 24-year-old is still expected to leave as he has attracted interest from other clubs as well, says Werder boss Frank Baumann.

Milot Rashica.
Milot Rashica.Photo: Silesia711/CC-by-SA 4.0

Last month, it was reported that Werder Bremen star Rashica had turned down interest from English and Italian clubs, because he only wants to join RB Leipzig.

This hasn't changed, and the interest is mutual. But since the two clubs are struggling to reach an agreement, Werder sporting director Frank Baumann believes the 24-year-old would be wise to reconsider his options.

"Because of their playing style and the fact that they are in the Champions League, RB Leipzig are certainly an exciting club for Milot Rashica. But the question is how long it makes sense for the player to wait when the two clubs can't reach an agreement," Baumann told Weser-Kurier and added:

"If the two parties have different ideas and define clear boundaries for themselves that do not overlap, it's possible that the transfer will not go through."

With the likes of Aston Villa and Wolverhampton also understood to be interested in Rashica, this doesn't necessarily mean that the 24-year-old will be staying put, though.

"There are certainly other clubs interested in Milot Rashica. That's another reason why it's not the most likely outcome that he will still be playing for Werder in the new season," Baumann said.

According to reports, RB Leipzig are willing to pay €15 million plus €3 million in bonuses for Rashica, but Werder want at least €20 million upfront plus an additional amount in add-ons.

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