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Bayern Munich’s plan still includes Timo Werner, but it might take time

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With so much uncertainty in the transfer market for Bayern Munich, a move for RB Leipzig star Timo Werner is still possible.

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One of the ongoing and persistent rumors of this transfer window has been Bayern Munich’s pursuit of RB Leizpig striker Timo Werner, which has lingered for months now.

Werner, the 23-year-old Germany international, who had 19 goals and 10 assists in 37 games across all competitions last season, still seems ready to make the move to Bavaria, but there are still some obstacles are blocking the way per Sport Bild.

Per the publication, Bayern has had a deal in place with Werner for weeks; so what is the biggest hold up? Financial concerns.

Per Sport Bild, the cost for Werner might stretch an already tight budget, while several deals could be in the works. Bayern has already spend approximately €120 million to bring in Lucas Hernandez (Atletico Madrid), Benjamin Pavard (VfB Stuttgart), and Jann-Fiete Arp (Hamburger SV) and is holding out hope for a big money deal involving Manchester City’s Leroy Sane or even FC Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembélé:

[Uli] Hoeness thought he was already sure also about Leipzig’s Werner. But the player and his management are waiting in vain for another signal. The reason: it is uncertain whether Bayern can pay for Werner’s transfer or needs the money for other transfers. The reason for this is the 80 million euros the German record champion paid for Hernández. This sum considerably restricts Bayern’s financial room for maneuvering. In addition, there is the 35 million for Pavard.

Another problem: Bayern is still waiting for a sign from Leroy Sané (23) of Manchester City. He wanted to think about his future while on holiday. The consequence for Munich: waiting for the German national player’s answer is delaying all further transfer attempts.

Another potential wrench in the plan for Werner could be the long-term contract extension that is expected to be agreed upon by Bayern Munich and Robert Lewandowski. Rumors persist that Lewandowski sill sign through the 2023 season, which would seemingly create a roster roadblock for Werner.

Still, should Bayern not land Werner this preseason, it is thought that he would be a candidate to move as a free transfer next summer — a move that Leipzig will surely look at avoid at all costs.