Ralf Rangnick has urged reported AC Milan and Liverpool target Timo Werner to reject any offers he may receive this summer and stay at RB Leipzig.
Milan have been linked with a move for Werner by a number of different outlets over the past week amid reports Ralf Rangnick – whom the German international is a pupil of – is set to arrive as head coach.
Il Corriere dello Sport reported earlier in the month that the striker is one of three players Rangnick wants to bring from Leipzig to Milan as part of a €130m raid, with Werner taking up €50m of that.
Sky in the UK and in Germany though believe the 24-year-old is in fact Liverpool-bound as the player has given his word to join the Premier League leaders, who will pay his €60m release clause, while Bild journalist Christian Falk has confirmed this.
Nonetheless, Rangnick – currently the Head of Football Development for Red Bull – has urged Werner to stay at Leipzig.
“I know his family, his fiancée also knows how to advise him very well. He must continue to improve, especially in his performance. I would be happy if he stayed,” he told Mitteldeutsche Zeitung (via MilanNews).
“If he were to leave he could to be replaced, but Timo will have to consider whether in another club he will be able to play regularly like in Leipzig.”