RB Leipzig have held talks with Chelsea striker Timo Werner after the German was given permission to seek out a brand new membership, 90min can verify.
Werner has struggled to copy the shape of his Leipzig days since transferring to Chelsea, scoring 23 objectives in 89 video games thus far, and he has already gone public together with his disappointment at his lack of minutes.
With the World Cup arising later this 12 months, Werner needs common recreation time and doesn’t consider he’ll get it at Chelsea, and sources have confirmed to 90min that he’s now in search of a brand new membership.
Chelsea are ready to half methods with Werner, having introduced in Raheem Sterling for £47.5m, and his representatives have supplied him to various sides in Europe, together with Leipzig, Juventus, Bayern Munich, Newcastle, AC Milan, Borussia Dortmund and Atletico Madrid.
Of these sides, nonetheless, it’s Werner’s former employers who’re at present main the race for his signature. Leipzig have held talks with the 26-year-old, who’s eager to return to the membership with whom he scored 28 objectives in only 34 video games in his ultimate 2019/20 season.
As was the case with departed striker Romelu Lukaku, Chelsea are open to sending Werner out on mortgage however have warned the German he would should take a major pay lower to push by means of the transfer – one thing he is ready to do.
Any mortgage settlement would possible embody an choice to purchase completely, however discussions are nonetheless ongoing about such a clause.
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Those talks between Chelsea and Leipzig have centered on Werner and haven’t included defender Josko Gvardiol, who the Blues have recognized as a attainable centre-back goal this summer time.
Leipzig have made it clear to Chelsea that they don’t want to promote the 20-year-old, who’s one of the vital in-demand defenders round.
Gvardiol is one in every of a number of names on Chelsea’s defensive shortlist, together with Leicester’s Wesley Fofana, Villarreal’s Pau Torres, Inter’s Milan Skriniar, PSG’s Presnel Kimpembe and Bayern Munich duo Dayot Upamecano and Benjamin Pavard.