Chelsea have been strongly linked with a move for RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner in the January transfer window.
The 23-year-old German international has attracted attention with some impressive performances for the Bundesliga side, with Chelsea among the clubs said to be interested in signing Werner.
However, Chelsea’s interest in the forward has triggered Liverpool to make a move as well, according to Mirror Football .
Werner has scored scored 25 goals for Leipzig so far this season, including two in the 3-1 win against Union Berlin as the Bundesliga returned this weekend following a winter break.
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After the game, Werner took to social media to post about the return of football in Germany, having not played since December 21 when RB Leipzig beat Augsburg 3-1.
Taking to Twitter, he said: “Haben dich vermisst, Bundesliga,” which translates as “Missed you, Bundesliga.”
However, after one Chelsea fan took to Twitter to try and suggest that it might mean something else, RB Leipzig moved to send a message in response.
In reply to the fan’s suggestion that Werner’s post may be a hint towards a possible move, the Bundesliga club firmly put him in his place, adding: “Nice try, not gonna lie. We fixed this though for you.”
This was accompanied by a mocked up photo of a translation, which included the words: “I’ve seen Chelsea play vs Newcastle, so I’ll stay in Bundesliga,” accompanied by three emojis, including a wink emoji and a target emoji.
Werner has hinted that he wants to play in the Premier League, but it’s likely he will stay until at least the summer.