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Could Chelsea gazump RB Leipzig for ‘Werner-replacement’ Adam Hložek, too?

What’s better than signing Timo Werner? Signing the next Timo Werner, too!

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While the Chelsea rumor mill has been churning out the usual stories about big-name signings, the club will always be on the lookout for youngsters who have the potential to be one day as good as the big-name signings, too.

According to Sky Germany (via Bulinews) and BILD (via Sport Witness), the latest in that line could Adam Hložek of Sparta Prague. The 17-year-old recently won Czech football’s young Talent of the Year award — the same award a certain Petr Čech won in 2001, at the same club nonetheless, and also Tomáš Kalas a bit later — and he’s already amassed 50 senior professional appearances, scoring 9 goals.

Primarily a winger, Hložek is also capable of playing as a centre forward. His contract expires in 2022 and Sparta Prague are apparently willing to sell him for €15m.

As expected, a number of clubs are monitoring him, from Bayern Munich to Arsenal to Borussia Dortmund. However, the interesting part is that RB Leipzig are apparently the frontrunners at the moment, having reportedly even held talks with Sparta Prague regarding a move. He is apparently one of three options alongside Milot Rashica and Hee-Chan Hwang to help replace the outgoing Timo Werner and his gazillion goals.

If Chelsea were to actually gazump Leipzig for this transfer, it certainly wouldn’t make them too happy, but at the end of the day, it’s just business. And in the business game of transfers, you either win or you die lose.

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