The Austrian midfielder is set to enter the final year of his contract at Leipzig and it has led to speculation over his future at the club.


Dortmund and Bayern Munich have their eyes on him in January and in the Premier League, Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool and Antonio Conte’s Tottenham are firmly in the mix to secure his signature.



It has been claimed the Austrian is also attracting interest from Manchester United, who are in the market for midfielders this summer.


There were suggestions that Leipzig want more than €20m before agreeing to sell him, but according to German magazine Sport Bild, the German club have further toughened their stance.



Leipzig are now determined to get the best price possible and want his €40m buyout clause paid if a club want to sign him.


Laimer has been a key player for the club and they do not want to lose him without a fight.



They want his release clause to be triggered if his suitors want to snare him away from Leipzig.


Bayern Munich are not ready to pay more than €20m for Laimer and are unlikely to entertain Leipzig’s demands.


It remains to be seen whether his Premier League suitors agree to fork out the money Leipzig are demanding.