RB Leipzig boss wants Werner’s Chelsea transfer delayed by two months. Here is why

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Chelsea have agreed to pay Timo Werner’s release clause and personal terms with the 24 year old striker have been completed.

Once the Bundesliga season concludes on June 27, Werner is expected to link up with his new team-mates at Stamford Bridge.

However, RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann wants Werner’s Chelsea transfer to be delayed because the Champions League is due to resume in August.

“If the contracts remain as they are, a player whose contract expires on June 30 theoretically ends from June 1 and can then play for a new team,” Nagelsmann told Spox.

“I personally find the idea interesting that on July 1 they go to their new clubs and then the same rules should apply to the Champions League as to national team secondments.

“In other words, the new club would have to relinquish the player in question to the old club for the Champions League games.

“Then there could be confused scenarios, but it would be very strange for me if it should come to the situation that you suddenly play against your own player.”

When asked if Werner should return to RB Leipzig after completing his Chelsea transfer, he replied: “If a player leaves a club, that would be a sensible solution for me, yes.”

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