On Friday, German newspaper Bild arrived with big claims of Timo Werner moving to Chelsea. The RB Leipzig striker had been linked with a move to Liverpool for some months, but the Reds hadn’t taken steps to get the transfer done.
Bild claimed Chelsea would be paying Werner’s buyout clause, and they presented a move to the London club as pretty much done.
On Saturday, Leipzig had a disappointing 1-1 draw with Paderborn, and after the match Julian Nagelsmann was quizzed about claims his striker is signing for Chelsea.
Kicker quote the manager as saying Werner hasn’t told him anything about the potential move, but Nagelsmann also acknowledged that the player doesn’t have to either.
With the buyout clause situation, and Kicker believe the amount is €50m, there doesn’t need to be any negotiation between the clubs on transfer fee. The Leipzig boss explained that with the “three or four” players who have clauses, there’s not a lot the club can do.
Chelsea have to pay the clause before June 15th, so should the transfer be confirmed, then it’s happening over the next week.
Then Nagelsmann will surely know everything about it.
Regarding interest from elsewhere, there’s a few suggestions in Germany of Bayern Munich still holding an interest, but there doesn’t appear anything serious right now in those claims.