BERLIN – RB Leipzig CEO Oliver Mintzlaff admitted on Saturday that Bayern Munich target Timo Werner is on the verge of leaving the club.
Germany striker Werner joined Leipzig in 2016 and has scored 59 goals in 108 games for the Bundesliga side.
He has been frequently linked with a move to champions Bayern, and touted as a long-term replacement for star striker Robert Lewandowski.
With his contract set to expire in 2020, Leipzig had hoped that Werner would sign an extension, but on Saturday, CEO Mintzlaff admitted that this was now unlikely.
"It's well-known that we want to keep hold of him and extend his contract, but he has indicated that he does not want to sign an extension," Mintzlaff told Sky.