On Thursday, we relayed news from Germany that RB Leipzig star Timo Werner has ‘given his word’ to Chelsea and will join them regardless of where they finish in the table.
Bild now claim the Blues will pay the forward’s €53m release clause and the transfer ‘should be completed in the next few days’.
The 2019/20 Bundesliga season will be completed before the end of this month.
Julian Nagelsmann’s side are in contention to win the Champions League this term. The Germany international doesn’t want to represent Leipzig in the Champions League, when the Europe’s elite club competition would be resumed later in August.
Werner wants to seal a switch to Chelsea after finishing the remaining three league matches scheduled in June. His desire is to ‘pack his bags and move to London’ after the final league fixture against Augsburg on June 27th.
The Premier League campaign is expected to finish in July and this would give the 24-year-old enough time take a break before starting training with Chelsea.
Frank Lampard’s side are trailing 3-0 against Bayern Munich in the Champions League knockout stages.
Even if Werner completes a switch to west London before the second leg tie, he will not be eligible to represent Chelsea in this season’s European competition.