Leipzig chief insists Werner has not been given ultimatum

Timo Werner has penned new deal with RB Leipzig.

Timo Werner has not yet been given an ultimatum over his future at RB Leipzig, sporting director Markus Krosche has confirmed.

The 23-year-old is reportedly wanted by Liverpool and Bayern Munich but Leipzig are determined to hang on to the Germany international.

Werner has scored 61 goals in 114 games for the Bundesliga club but he now has less than a year left on his current deal.

It was claimed that Werner had agreed personal terms with Bayern, but no move has materialised because the two clubs can’t agree a fee.

In the meantime, Leipzig have made a fresh attempt to secure the player’s services on a long-term basis by again offering him a new contract.

And, while Krosche claims the club are not pressuring him over a decision, but they are keen to have his future resolved because they will want to secure a transfer fee for his signature as opposed to losing him on a free in 12 months’ time.

He told German news agency DPA: ‘We agreed with Timo not to give him an ultimatum.

‘Time will tell how he will choose.

[But we don’t want to wait] until forever.’