RB Leipzig head coach Julian Nagelsmann has told reporters that Timo Werner’s transfer to Chelsea has yet to be finalised.
The Bundesliga side’s manager did, however, say he is resigned to the German international leaving the club at the end of the season:
“The deal hasn’t been completed yet, I have to emphasize that. I’m a coach, who has a realistic view and sometimes dreams. I’m aware that one or two highly talented players will be leaving us. It’s then up to us to find new players, who can follow in their footsteps.”
It is is not known what exactly is holding up the transfer but some have suggested that an announcement may be made after the €60m (£54m) release clause expires.
Depending on what article you read that may be either June 15th (today) or July 15th so Werner’s switch may be announced very soon or it could be still quite far off.
Most news outlets believe that the Blues have all but sealed the transfer so any last-ditch attempt from a rival is unlikely to be made. The likes of Liverpool and Manchester United were also interested in the 24-year-old but the player looks destined to move to Stamford Bridge.