National player Timo Werner is about to return to Bundesliga club RB Leipzig. According to information from the TV broadcaster Sky, an agreement between the Saxons and Werner's current club FC Chelsea is expected in the coming week.
There had been positive developments on this issue in the past few days, it said on Sunday. In Chelsea's opening game at Everton (1-0) on Saturday, Werner was allegedly not in Thomas Tuchel's squad due to an injury.
RB is still covered. "Fix is basically a deal for me when it's signed. I can say: we haven't signed a new player and haven't signed anything anywhere," said managing director Oliver Mintzlaff at DAZN. Werner is "certainly an interesting player", but also "still a Chelsea player", added Mintzlaff.
The managing director was much more specific about Angelino's personnel, who is said to be about to move to Hoffenheim. You will probably "be able to report completion in the next 48 hours," said Mintzlaff, "many clubs are interested, but Hoffenheim is in the running."
Coach Domenico Tedesco had previously emphasized in the Werner debate: "We have André Silva in front, who is doing very well. We have Christopher Nkunku in front, we have Alexander Sörloth in front, who makes us more flexible. If Yussuf Poulsen comes back, we still have a striker. That's our situation."
Werner switched from Leipzig to Chelsea in 2020 for around 55 million euros, after having played very successfully at RB from 2016 and becoming a national player. In England, the attacker was often just a reservist. In order not to jeopardize his participation in the World Cup, Werner wants to leave Chelsea.