Timo Werner has informed RB Leipzig that he doesn’t want to participate in their Champions League quarter-final tie which is set to take place in August, according to the Daily Telegraph‘s Matt Law.
The German international reportedly wants to link up with the Blues earlier than that in order to settle into his new surroundings. Following the development, Law took to Twitter to suggest that an announcement on the transfer could now be imminent:
In terms of when his transfer to Chelsea will be announced, that’s largely in Leipzig’s hands but I wouldn’t be surprised if we now hear something this week.
— Matt Law (@Matt_Law_DT) June 16, 2020
It was previously suggested that the delay in finalising Werner’s move to Stamford Bridge was down to the Blues being unable to complete a medical.
However, it appears things could move at a fair pace this week in order for the 24-year-old’s transfer to be made official. It is believed that the player has already verbally agreed a five-year contract, worth £180,000 a week, but he will need to put pen to paper on the deal.
Chelsea are expected to pay £53m for Werner, with the German’s release clause having been triggered by the London club.