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Liverpool face Barcelona threat for Leipzig hotshot

Barcelona have emerged as a direct competition to Liverpool for the signing of RB Leipzig star striker Timo Werner. The German international has been attracting interest from the Reds and according to reports the club are prepared to make a move for the player in the summer.

What seemed to be a straight business for Liverpool has now encountered a twist, as Barca have now registered an interest in the player.

Barcelona have identified the striking position as a priority in the summer transfer window. Luiz Suarez is not getting younger and Dembele has not lived up to the high expectations since his move from Borussia Dortmund in 2017.

The youngster was brought in as a replacement for Neymar but injury and off-field issues has been his biggest undoing at Camp Nou. The French international is out with injury and he is not expected to return this season.

Barca were given dispensation to sign a player following the injury to Ousmane Dembele. Under current rules, clubs can apply to sign a player outside of the transfer window if they have someone out injured for five or more months.

The Club signed Braithwaite from Leganese in what appear to be a quick fix.  The club has identified Werner as a possible transfer target in the summer and they are ready to do battle with Liverpool for the striker.