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Chelsea to sign RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner next week

Chelsea to sign RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner next week

Chelsea have overtaken Liverpool in the race to sign Timo Werner from RB Leipzig with positive talks taking place this week between the Blues and RB Leipzig that could see a deal confirmed next week.

Werner’s agent Karlheinz Forster is have held advanced discussions on Thursday with Chelsea and the finer details of the deal are expected to be sealed early next week.  

Jurgen Klopp made a video call to Werner a couple of two month ago but their is no news concerning the Red again in the race to sign him.

Sky Sports journalist ‘ Nick Wright “It is hardly surprising that Werner is a player in demand. Over the course of the last four years with RB Leipzig, the 24-year-old has established himself as one of the most exciting young players in the Bundesliga.

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“This season has been his best yet, with 31 goals scored in 40 games so far, taking his overall total for RB Leipzig to 92 in 154 appearances. For the German national side, he boasts a total of 11 goals in 29 games.

“His RB Leipzig tally for this season includes four goals in the Champions League, one of which came during Leipzig’s 1-0 win at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in February.

“The majority of Werner’s goals have come from the central striking position this season, but he is tactically flexible RB Leipzig have used nine different formations in the Bundesliga this season – and he is also comfortable playing in wide positions, particularly when cutting inside from the left.

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“Another factor in Werner’s favour is his age. The forward has already amassed closed to 300 senior appearances since making his professional debut for Stuttgart in 2013, but he only turned 24 last month.”

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