Timo Werner's Chelsea Move Put In Jeopardy Over Leipzig Dispute

Chelsea fans will be wise to know that RB Leipzig is yet to put pen to paper on Timo Werner’s sale.

While the common relative is that a deal has been agreed in principle, nothing is final until there is official news and possibly even then (Papa Gueye’s transfer saga with Watford).

Werner is in good personal terms with the Blues but there is doubt from his current employers. Julian Nagelsmann has projected some doubt regarding his future and the striker being part of Leipzig’s Champions League campaign this season. Nagelsmann said, “He is currently, as usual, in my plans to play the Champions League. He is our player and has not signed for anyone else. His importance to RB Leipzig is extraordinary.”

Champions League fixtures are expected to resume in August and Werner is hesitant to play those fixtures. It is confusing why the German forward would object to playing the remainder of the season with Leipzig. FIFA has already given clubs permission to retain their player’s services until all games are concluded for the 2019/20 campaign.

However, it seems that the 24-year-old wants to force through his Chelsea switch as soon as possible. He possibly might not want to risk any injury as Leipzig keep their hopes of Champions League glory alive. They have already lost out on the Bundesliga title to Bayern Munich and are out of the domestic cup. It is still difficult to see Werner’s objection to this matter.

Could this jeapardize his dream move to Stamford Bridge? Hopefully, not.

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