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Frank Baumann says Milot Rashica is likely to leave Werder amid reported interest from Aston Villa, Leeds and Napoli

By Rune Gjerulff

Werder boss Frank Baumann confirms Milot Rashica has attracted interest from a number of clubs amid speculation linking the 24-year-old with Aston Villa, Leeds United and Napoli.

Marcel Sabitzer (left) and Milot Rashica (right).
Marcel Sabitzer (left) and Milot Rashica (right).Photo: GEPA Pictures/Roger Petzsche

Werder Bremen sporting director Frank Baumann says Milot Rashica is still likely to leave the club before the transfer window slams shut on October 5th.

According to reports, the 24-year-old has an agreement with RB Leipzig, but a deal between 'Die Roten Bullen' and Werder looks increasingly unlikely, with the transfer fee for the 24-year-old proving a stumbling block for the two clubs.

But Rashica has suitors outside of the Bundesliga as well, according to Bremen-based media outlet Deichstube, who claims that Aston Villa, Leeds United and Napoli are all keeping tabs on the winger.

Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, Werder boss Frank Baumann confirmed that the 24-year-old is the subject of interest from several clubs.

"We have noticed that the transfer market is picking up, that there is more movement and that Milot obviously is an interesting player for many clubs," said Baumann.

"He has attracted interest from a few interested parties, who deal with him very concretely. And the more money there is in circulation, the better the price for us.

"We have our ideas. It's likely that Milot Rashica will leave us during the transfer window, but it's not completely impossible that he will still be a Werder Bremen player after October 5th."

At this point, Werder are yet to receive a concrete offer for Rashica, who has been priced at €25 million by the club.

Rashica's contract with Werder expires in 2022. He has featured 74 times for the club, netting 24 times and making 14 assists.

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