​Barcelona are apparently considering a '€30m' move for RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner this month after a long-term injury to Luis Suárez.

The 23-year-old is currently joint top of the Bundesliga's goalscoring charts - level with Robert Lewandowski - after scoring 20 goals in their opening 18 games, including two most recently against Union Berlin.

Barcelona have been forced to look for a new centre-forward following Suárez's injury, which could rule him out for the rest of the season, and Sport claims that the club have 'set their sights' on a move for Werner this month.


Barça apparently have three criteria that they want to be ticked with any new striker; someone who can hit the ground running at the Camp Nou, who already has international experience and who won't cost a near club-record transfer fee.

Sport's report even claims that Barcelona have worked out they'd be able to get a deal over the line for as little as €30m - that's just pure fantasy from the Spanish media outlet though, as Werner's release clause is currently set at €60m, although it will decrease over the course of his new contract.

Chelsea and Liverpool have also been linked with a move for Werner this month, but the Germany international has already stated he's got no desire to leave Leipzig until the end of the season at least.

The Red Bull-backed club are currently leading the race for the Bundesliga title by four points, while they're also in the knockout stages of the Champions League for the first time in their short history.


So while it might be true that Barcelona are looking at signing Werner, there's little reason to suggest that anything is going to happen in the January transfer window

The club certainly have the finances to pay his €60m release clause - even if Barça wanted to get Werner for half that price - but the German looks settled in Leipzig, is on course to win the league title and he'll be their go-to player in the knockout stages of the Champions League.

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