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!”
*** BILDplus Inhalt *** Transfer-Hammer! - Werner vor Wechsel zu Chelsea https://t.co/jAJVkFAXzZ #Sport #News— BILD Sport (@BILD_Sport) June 4, 2020
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! (?)
Timo Werner has agreed to join Chelsea. More to follow #cfc— Matt Law (@Matt_Law_DT) June 4, 2020
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