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Court case reveals Süle’s Premier League desire, Werner’s Bayern agreement

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Two agents are fighting over unpaid commissions, and their case has reached the German courts, revealing some mildly interesting information regarding a rumored Chelsea transfer target and a current Chelsea player.

As per Spiegel (via Bild), the agents are arguing over some €660k from a contract Timo Werner signed at VfB Stuttgart in 2014-15, but in the process have confirmed Werner’s annulled transfer to Bayern Munich prior to him joining Chelsea, and also confirmed Bayern defender Niklas Süle’s strong desire to play in England.

Documents submitted to the court and obtained by Spiegel confirm that Werner had signed a pre-agreement with Bayern in 2018-19, apparently reluctantly, and then canceled that contract when he lost his main proponent at Bayern when Uli Hoeneß retired in 2019. We heard the contours of this story last summer, when Chelsea pursued and eventually signed Werner from Leipzig, but these documents now confirm it. They also pour some cold water on any future transfer rumors to Bayern, especially as sporting director Hasan Salihamidžić, who was against Werner’s signing, is still there calling the shots.

Meanwhile, the submitted documents also included a WhatsApp conversation between one of the agents and another one of his former clients, Niklas Süle, who’s been repeatedly linked with Chelsea for the past few years, including this past summer. As those texts (via @iMiaSanMia) reveal, the 26-year-old very much wants to move to England, which is relevant considering his Bayern contract is up at the end of the season. Chelsea rumors incoming!