RB Leipzig sporting director Oliver Mintzlaff discussed the potential restart of the Bundesliga season and the upcoming summer transfer window in an interview with German broadcaster Sport 1 yesterday evening.

First, he spoke about the importance of TV revenue to German clubs.

“This is about the survival of the Bundesliga as we know it. That’s why we need to play the remaining matches, to get the TV money to survive. That’s why we want and should play football again.”

Mintzlaff spoke about how the club are looking to sell multiple players before investing in the squad.

“We should sell before we buy. But I think we can make few sales and above all we don’t want to sell our players below market value. We have a good team. If we can’t play, we absolutely can’t consider new transfers, that would be the biggest disadvantage.”

Finally, Mintzlaff discussed Inter target Timo Werner, who seems destined to leave the German club in the summer.

“With this crisis of Covid-19, we currently have other problems, we are more concerned about contracts. We know the terms of our players’ contracts and I know them very well, especially those of our best players. We’re not happy with them leaving the team for free. That’s the case with Timo Werner and it will be the same for Dayot Upamecano. I have the economic aspects in mind.”

Inter are looking to sign the 24-year-old German striker in the upcoming summer transfer window, should they sell Argentine star Lautaro Martinez to Barcelona.

Werner, who is contracted to RB Leipzig until 2023, is also wanted by other top clubs around Europe, with some reports suggesting that he is most close to signing for European champions Liverpool.

Werner has made 36 appearances across all competitions so far this season, for a total of 2832 minutes. In that time, he has scored 27 goals and provided 12 assists, impressing many as one of the top strikers in the Bundesliga.