Timo Werner returned to RB Leipzig in the last window, after spending two seasons at Chelsea.

Oliver Mintzlaff, the Bundesliga side’s chief, played a role in bringing the forward back to the club.

Since then, the Leipzig CEO has been in contact with Todd Boehly. The two sometimes meet for a coffee in London, and Mintzlaff has felt the Chelsea owner’s desire to shop in Germany, according to this week’s edition of SportBild.

The Blues failed to sign Christopher Nkunku and Joško Gvardiol in the summer and the duo have signed new deals with the German club.

Boehly wanted to take the forward in the last window before Leipzig vetoed the deal. They have offered the Frenchman an improved deal and have an agreement with Nkunku to let him join a foreign club for €60m next summer.

Chelsea are already fixing the deal for Nkunku, and this deal is on the ‘home stretch’

SportBild explain the two sides should sign an agreement before the World Cup. The attacker is set to agree a five-year deal with the west London club, which would be valid from next summer. Gvardiol is expected to follow Nkunku to Stamford Bridge, say SportBild.

It seems like Boehly’s meetings with Mintzlaff could benefit Chelsea in making new additions for the 2023/24 season.