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Oliver Mintzlaff
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Job Ceo of RB Leipzig
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Club as Coach RB Leipzig [CEO]
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2020 02 19 Retrieve

[Why Liverpool, Chelsea and Man Utd want RB Leipzig star Timo Werner?] We hear these reports all the time. Someone makes something up, and everyone else copies it. Timo Werner is happy here and wants to play the rest of the season

2020 04 10 Retrieve

[RB Leipzig ‘deeply relaxed’ amid Timo Werner transfer links] I’m deeply relaxed about Werner. He hasn’t signalled yet that he wants to leave beyond this season, and he doesn’t have to. He has a contract until 2023

2020 04 18 Retrieve

[No contact from Liverpool or Bayern over Werner] Neither Jurgen Klopp nor [Bayern chairman] Karl-Heinz Rummenigge contacted me. We are happy that we were able to extend the contract with him until 2023. He played a really strong first half of the season. We also believe that we are still a very good stage for Timo Werner on which to develop as a Germany international

[Mintzlaff went on to play down Leipzig’s chances of dethroning Bayern] It is now important for us not to deal with the championship, but to focus on the fact that we qualify for the Champions League again. This will be difficult enough because there are at least five teams fighting for these places

[Leipzig’s progress was halted when the season was put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic] That would be an absolute disaster because it could lead many clubs to bankruptcy. We love the diversity of the Bundesliga and every fan wants it to continue. Therefore we want to do everything possible to prevent this disaster

2020 04 24 Retrieve

[Leipzig CEO Oliver Mintzlaff revealed last week that neither Liverpool nor Bayern Munich, who have also been linked, had made contact regarding Werner] There have been no enquiries, and Timo didn’t contact us either. These rumours have been around for weeks. As of now, there is nothing new

2020 05 02 Retrieve

[RB Leipzig have suggested that they could be willing to broker a deal for promising centre-back Dayot Upamecano over the course of the summer] In the Covid-19 crisis, we have other issues greater than concerns about contracts. We know the terms of our players’ contracts and I know them very well - especially that of our top performers. For us, it is a no go that the top performers will be allowed to leave our club free of charge. That’s the case with Timo Werner and that will be the case with Dayot Upamecano. I have the economic stability of the club in mind

We have to sell before we buy anything. But I see the need to sell only to a limited extent. We have a good squad. If we can’t finish the season, we don’t have to deal with new transfers at all. It wouldn’t fit into the big financial loss that we have.

2020 05 10 Retrieve

[East German side had hinted that they might be forced into the sale of the player if no contract could be agreed, with Dayot Upamecano’s deal up in 2021] For us, it is a no go that the top performers will be allowed to leave our club free of charge. That’s the case with Timo Werner and that will be the case with Dayot Upamecano. I have the economic stability of the club in mind

2020 05 28 Retrieve

[RB Leipzig chief executive Oliver Mintzlaff insisted Timo Werner won’t get any cheaper] It won’t get any cheaper. We will not sell a player below value if he is under contract for more than a year. In general, we always have to ask the following question - can we replace a player if we sell him for less than his market value? But, I only think about those things once I have the facts on the table

2020 06 06 Retrieve

[Oliver Mintzlaff says No £54m Chelsea deal in place for Werner] We haven’t had an exchange yet. Accordingly, we have nothing to report. Timo Werner is a player for RB Leipzig. He signalled a few weeks ago that he was busy with a transfer. Until now nothing is done. We are concentrating on the final sprint in the league. We want to qualify for the Champions League. That is the only thing we are currently discussing with Timo. It was important for us that we extend the contract with him. We did that last summer because of course it is important for our young club that no player moves on a free transfer. Of course, there was this exit clause that we put in the contract to give him the opportunity to take the next step. Now Timo is sitting in the driver’s seat, not us anymore. So far, he has not drawn upon the clause, nor has any club sent us a transfer contract

If Timo should leave the club, we’re sure that the buying club will allow us to keep him until the end of the Bundesliga season, whenever that is. We can only discuss the Champions League when we know when it is going to take place. It won’t be decided until mid-June

2020 06 09 Retrieve

[Leipzig sporting director Oliver Mintzlaff has made it clear that Dayot Upamecano will not be allowed to leave on a free transfer in 2021] Upa’ is an extremely important player for us and one of the most sought-after talents in Europe. And we can assure that we have a clear understanding with him and his agent he won’t leave us on a free. We can’t afford that as a club. There are only two options: prolong or leave. I am sure we’ll soon find out in which direction it’s going