Chelsea here i come as Sarri told £50 million hitman leaving Bundesliga this summer
RB Leipzig CEO Oliver Mintzlaff has confirmed that Chelsea transfer target Timo Werner will not be staying with the Bundesliga club beyond the summer transfer window,
Werner joined Leipzig from Stuttgart in 2016 and has since scored 60 goals in 108 appearances and his performances for the German side have alerted a number of Europe’s top clubs to his growing talents.
Chelsea have been linked with a potential move for the young German as Blues boss Maurizio Sarri seeks to find a long-term solution to Gonzalo Higuian and Olivier Giroud, who are struggling for goals this season and are not looking like men that could lead the attack on a regular basis.
The Germany striker is out of contract at the end of next season and despite the interest from RB to keep hold of the striker, he has decided that he wants to leave the club at the end of the season and test himself at the highest level.
Mintzlaff told Sky Germany: “We want to extend it with him, but he has signaled to us hat he would rather now extend.”
Chelsea will have a ton of money to play with during the summer transfer window, especially if Chelsea manage to get back into the Champions League places, so many fans will be hoping that Sarri manages to acquire the type of players that will make an immediate impact on the side.
He would also offer Sarri something different up top, but Chelsea will have a big fight on their hands if they truly want to secure a transfer deal, as Werner is attracting a lot of interest.
Chelsea and the Premier League would be a very tempting place for the young man to ply his trade, but if Chelsea do not offer him the big wages that he is reportedly seeking, well they will miss out on one of the most exciting young strikers in Europe right now.
Sarri should and could try and get this deal done, as Werner would be worth whatever they invested in his services.
However, any transfer deal obviously depends on whether or not the Blues will beat the transfer ban, which is looking very unlikely at this current moment in time.