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Report: Bayern Munich’s interest in Timo Werner could be waning

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The move for Werner once seemed like a foregone conclusion, but now Bayern might be backing away from the 23-year-old striker.

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According to a report from kicker, Bayern Munich’s long rumored pursuit of RB Leipzig striker could be coming to a close without an acquisition of the 23-year-old.

Leipzig striker Timo Werner has long been associated with Bayern. But is a transfer in the summer realistic? On the one hand, the amount of the transfer fee would have to be clarified, because the 23-year-old is still under contract with the Saxons until 2020.

On the other hand, Werner is seen in Munich less as a winger, but as a man around Robert Lewandowski. With Thomas Müller and James, there are two potential competitors for this place for Werner. Therefore, the bosses have not turned their interest in Werner into concrete transfer activities.

It has been speculated that Werner would be able to find playing time in Bavaria on the wing until Robert Lewandowski is no longer considered the surefire starter at striker. If the Bayern brass is unsure whether Werner can contribute out wide, however, it may not invest in bringing in a young player who may not fill a need this summer. In addition, Werner appears to be yet another player whose potential future with Bayern could be determined by what Bayern decide to do with James Rodriguez.

Regardless, as rumors swirl about Bayern’s alleged interest in Eintracht Frankfurt’s Luka Jovic and Bayer Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz, it is also possible that Bayern’s transfer targets are constantly in motion and the tide could turn back to Werner at some point in the coming weeks or months.