RB Leipzig give update on Werner’s Chelsea transfer

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RB Leipzig have given an update on the future of Timo Werner after news broke out this week that Chelsea have triggered his release clause and have offered the 24 year old striker a £200,000 a week contract.

According to Oliver Mintzlaff, the managing director of the Bundesliga outfit, there is no formal agreement in place yet that will see Chelsea sign Werner from RB Leipzig this summer.

Speaking to Sky Sports Germany, Mintzlaff said: “We haven’t had an exchange yet.

“Accordingly, we have nothing to report. Timo Werner is a player for RB Leipzig. He signalled a few weeks ago that he was busy with a transfer. Until now nothing is done.

“We are concentrating on the final sprint in the league. We want to qualify for the Champions League. That is the only thing we are currently discussing with Timo.

“It was important for us that we extend the contract with him. We did that last summer because of course it is important for our young club that no player moves on a free transfer.

“Of course, there was this exit clause that we put in the contract to give him the opportunity to take the next step.

“Now Timo is sitting in the driver’s seat, not us anymore. So far, he has not drawn upon the clause, nor has any club sent us a transfer contract.”

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