Timo Werner: Chelsea favourites to sign RB Leipzig striker | Football News

Werner has €55m (£49.4m) release clause which expires on June 15

Last Updated: 04/06/20 6:46pm

Timo Werner is set to leave Red Bull Leipzig this summer

Chelsea are now favourites to sign RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner with a final decision expected early next week.

The Germany international has a €55m (£49.4m) release clause which expires on Monday June 15.

One source close to the player says Werner would be happy to play for Chelsea despite indicating his preference to move to Liverpool.

Werner also described Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp as the “best coach in the world”.

Werner’s Bundesliga stats this season

The 24-year-old wants to move to a Champions League club, where he will play regularly.

He signed a contract extension last summer which ties him down to Leipzig until 2023 and has scored 32 times this season, including 25 goals in 29 Bundesliga games.

Bayern Munich backed out of a €30m deal to sign Werner 12 months ago and the player appeared to rule out a move to Munich this summer when he said last month that he would prefer to move abroad.

Inter Milan wanted to sign him but their sporting director Piero Ausilio said last week that Werner would not be moving to the club.

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