Real Madrid target Timo Werner on verge of sealing permanent Chelsea exit as RB Leipzig transfer nears.
Timo Werner, a forward for Chelsea, is reportedly close to signing a permanent contract with RB Leipzig.
The German was left off of the Chelsea matchday squad for their 1-0 victory over Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday.
He sustained an injury during the Blues’ preseason camp while they were on tour in the US, which reduced his playing time as they got ready for the 2022–23 season.
Werner acknowledged last month that he might be happier outside of Chelsea, and he is currently close to leaving the Blues.
Werner was open about his plans for the future, but he hadn’t told head coach Thomas Tuchel that he intended to go.
Tuchel said of the forward: “I’m astonished; as a young man, I would be extremely thrilled to get a contract at Chelsea Football Club. One of the world’s happiest people would be me.
“Demonstrate quality, assert yourself, and defend your position. If I had a contract with Chelsea, I would be among the happiest people on the earth. If that’s what he stated, I don’t understand.
Werner has been strongly linked with a move to Juventus, Real Madrid, Newcastle United, or a return to RB Leipzig as a result of his remarks.
According to recent reports from Germany, a transfer back to his old teams is about to be completed.
Florian Plettenberg claims that Werner is “on the verge” of returning to the Bundesliga team.
Positive changes have occurred over the past several days, including Werner’s wish to rejoin his previous team and the fact that the process is almost over.
Werner is about to end his relatively poor goal-scoring record since joining the Premier League, and the entire deal over the move is anticipated to be finalized in the next week.
Fabrizio Romano stated that the agreement will last forever, albeit he did not specify how much it will cost.
Werner won the UEFA Champions League, Super Cup, and Club World Cup while he was a Chelsea player.
Given that Callum Hudson-Odou has been linked to a summer move, Chelsea will certainly aim to sign a successor.
Due to interest from Southampton and Leicester City, the Cobham graduate has requested to depart on loan in order to play for the first team.
Whether this will be granted is still up in the air, as Werner now appears to be leaving for good.