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Chelsea, RB Leipzig agree transfer details for Timo Werner — reports

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Only the final few details remain in Timo Werner’s transfer to Chelsea after the two clubs agreed a transfer yesterday. Details of that arrangement, as well as the personal terms offered to the 24-year-old continue to filter out.

It’s understood that the final price, via the player’s buyout, is closer to €60m rather than €55m. As per the Athletic, Chelsea will pay that in two installments, €40m this summer and €20m in January. No reason is given for this particular arrangement, but it’s likely just an accounting consideration (and possibly leaving more money on hand for future purchases this summer).

The Athletic also reports that personal terms are being finalized, with Werner set to sign a five-year deal at £170k per week (£9m annual), and increasing year-on-year — fittingly making him one of the highest paid players on the team. That’s without bonuses, of which he will hopefully receive many as he continues his free-scoring ways from the Bundesliga.

While technically nothing is signed still, so we cannot fully celebrate just yet, the transfer is expected to be finalized next week.

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