Timo Werner arrives in Leipzig ahead of his medical TODAY with the forward set to complete a £25m move back to the German club only two years after he left for Chelsea
- RB Leipzig have struck a deal with Chelsea to re-sign Timo Werner
- The German striker is set to move to the Bundesliga club for £25.3million
- Chelsea bought Werner for £47.5m back in 2020, but he has failed to deliver
- They are now set to take a major financial hit on the 26-year-old striker
Timo Werner has arrived in Leipzig ahead of his permanent move back to the club only two years after leaving for Chelsea.
Chelsea and RB Leipzig have agreed a fee of around £25million including add-ons for Germany forward Werner who will have a medical on Tuesday before the move is confirmed.
Werner, 26, spent a prolific four years at Leipzig before moving to Chelsea, scoring 95 goals in just 159 games.
Timo Werner was seen in Leipzig on Monday ahead of his imminent return to the club
Chelsea and RB Leipzig have agreed a fee of around £25million including add-ons for Werner
Werner has agreed to rejoin RB Leipzig just two years after leaving the club
Thomas Tuchel has struggled to get the best out of Werner during his time at Stamford Bridge
Werner joined Chelsea for £47.5m in 2020 and has scored 23 goals and set up a further 21 in 89 appearances.
But, after a first year in which he featured regularly, his involvement dropped significantly under Thomas Tuchel.
Werner expressed his desire to play more often during Chelsea’s pre-season tour of America, particularly ahead of the World Cup in November.
Newcastle and Juventus were also keen on Werner but a move back to his former side has emerged as his preferred option.
While it was expected that a loan move would be sanctioned the two clubs have thrashed out a permanent move allowing Chelsea to recoup some of their outlay two years ago and amid their own spree this summer.
Werner has struggled to deliver consistently for Chelsea during his time in England
They have spent around £175m already on Raheem Sterling, Kalidou Koulibaly, Gabriel Slonina and Marc Cucurella. And with Leicester’s Wesley Fofana, Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong and a striker also on their wish list that figure would pass £300m before sales if they land their targets.
Barcelona’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been offered to Chelsea, who are also battling Manchester United, among others, for RB Salzburg striker starlet Benjamin Sesko.
There are set to be further departures with Marcos Alonso close to a move to Barcelona, Callum Hudson-Odoi hoping to seal a loan move away before the end of the window and Hakim Ziyech, Kepa Arrizabalaga and Malang Sarr among those also with uncertain futures.