Werner returns back to Leipzig after an agreement with Chelsea
According to Sky in Germany, RB Leipzig and Chelsea have reached an agreement to re-sign attacker Timo Werner.
According to Sky in Germany, a cost of £25.3 million (€30 million) plus incentives has been agreed upon, with Werner scheduled to come this week.
Werner was due to return to RB Leipzig on a season-long loan with an option to purchase, but discussions between the two clubs proceeded rapidly, and an agreement for Werner’s permanent transfer has already been struck.
Chelsea recruited Werner from Leipzig two years ago, but he has been unable to reproduce the goal-scoring form that persuaded the Blues to trigger his £45 million release clause.
The 26-year-old wants to return to his former club and obtain regular playing time in order to make Hansi Flick’s Germany side for the World Cup in November.
His relationship with Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel was also claimed to be a source of contention, however, Tuchel was said to be hesitant to allow the striker to depart.
Werner, who drew attention from Juventus, scored 23 goals in 89 appearances for Chelsea in all competitions last season, although he only started 15 Premier League games, scoring four times.
Oliver Mintzlaff, the manager of RB Leipzig, recently told DAZN: “He’s an intriguing talent. We’re working on it. I can’t tell if that will happen now.”
Werner did not play in Chelsea’s season-opening triumph against Everton.
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