Timo Werner has expressed his wish to play for a “big club”, naming six Premier League teams in the process.
Werner has impressed for RB Leipzig since joining in summer 2016, and is a reported target for Real Madrid.
The German forward has also attracted interest from Liverpool in the past, with Leipzig themselves moving to dismiss any speculation.
But Werner has fuelled the rumours in an interview with German magazine SportBild.
“I can’t promise I’ll be here next season,” says Werner. “I’ve been doing well with Leipzig but it’s clear that I’d like to play for a big club in the future, although maybe Leipzig will become a big club soon,” he added.
“In Spain there are a maximum of three clubs with Barça, Real and Atlético Madrid. In England there is a bit more: Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham, Liverpool, Manchester United and Manchester City.
“FC Bayern is also a big club, but for me it is not a topic that I am concerned with.
“Football is so fast, you never know where you are tomorrow. But I feel extremely comfortable at RB and would like to play here for a while.”
When asked whether he could guarantee he will still be with the club next season, Werner replied: “You can never promise something. But as I said: I like it in Leipzig very well.”
Discussing teammate Naby Keita’s move to Liverpool next summer, Werner added: “There’s no anger to him. Liverpool is a big club with a great stadium and super fans, plus it’s a huge transfer.”