A few days ago, RB Leipzig head coach Julian Nagelsmann issued a challenge for Timo Werner to make up his mind. Stay, or go, just make a call.
For those interested in the 24-year-old goal machine, the challenge is similar. His contract has a €55m buyout (until June 15). RB Leipzig are unwilling to deal otherwise. Activate or not, just make a call.
According to Bild Sport, the answer to the first challenge is GO. The answer to the second? Also GO ... from Chelsea!
BOOM. “Transfer hammer!”
The report is couched in the usual probabilities, the coulds and the shoulds, but it does fit with the recent narrative of Chelsea re-entering the conversation around the striker who seemed set for Liverpool not too long ago. The Blues are looking to make a splash or two this summer, taking advantage of the club’s relatively good financial situation amid the pandemic.
Bild Sport claim that Werner’s rejected the Premier League champions-elect, and is ready to sign a five-year deal with Chelsea at over €10m a pop. GET IN.
How much should we trust this? As the used to say on the X-Files, I want to believe...
Werner & Chelsea is getting hot! According to BILD information, Werner should sign a contract with Chelsea until 2025, collecting more than 10 million euros per year— Christian Falk (@cfbayern) June 4, 2020
UPDATE: IT’S HAPPENNNNING! (?)
Liverpool still haven’t started official talks with Leipzig for Werner, always asked for time. Only talks with the player (via Klöpp).— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 4, 2020
Chelsea are ready with an official bid and if Liverpool will not match it on next hours, Werner will discuss his contract with Chelsea. #CFC https://t.co/tID7WaOw1A