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Werner may have burnt Bayern transfer bridge

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Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has not reacted well to Timo Werner’s comments about moving abroad.

Only a few days ago Timo Werner hinted that if he was to leave RB Leipzig, Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich would not be his first choice.

Werner appeared to chose his words carefully, insisting that Bayern and their manager were top class. However, a move abroad would be his preferred choice as the idea of a new challenge appealed to him.

It could have been assumed he was making it clear he was courting the interest of apparent Premier League suitors, without telling Bayern a definitive “no.”

That’s not how it was taken though.

It appears that the Bavarian giants CEO Rummenigge hasn’t seen it that way. The man who often has to sign off on transfer deals is unimpressed by the 24-year-old forward.

He told Bild:

“Really, nothing amazes me anymore.”

“But I have never seen a player make a statement like this in response to rumours in public.”

Werner will be hoping that the talk of him being a priority target for Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool is true.