Timo Werner’s £53m transfer could be imminent as Chelsea open talks for Kai Havertz alternative

Here’s all the news from around Stamford Bridge over the past 24 hours.

New Premier League matchday rules

The Premier League have announced the measures that will be implemented at their matches from Wednesday to minimise the risk of COVID-19 outbreaks.

Chelsea return to action in the coming days after three months without playing any competitive fixtures.

Now the Premier League have laid out exactly what measures will be in place for the matches to take place.

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It begins with the teams travelling to the matches. Before departure, all players must complete relevant checks and report any symptoms.

The Premier League explains that team travel can be via car, coach, plane or train, but social distancing must be applied in all of these transport modes, ensuring appropriate space between occupied seats and that full hygiene measures are observed.

For the full rundown, click here.

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Big Werner hint

It would appear that the biggest hint confirming Timo Werner’s £53m Chelsea transfer has been dropped.

German publication Bild is reporting that Werner has been removed from RB Leipzig’s Champions League squad and will take no further part in this year’s competition for his current club.

The report goes on to add that the reason behind the move is because the striker will be a Chelsea player by the time the competition resumes in the summer. It seems a transfer is imminent.

Timo Werner has been heavily linked with a move to Chelsea (Image: HANNIBAL HANSCHKE / POOL / AFP)

Champions League knockout games are set to be played in a 12-day condensed tournament in Lisbon in August.

Leipzig have already booked their place in the quarter-finals after comfortable overcoming Tottenham Hotspur in the last 16.

While Chelsea have it all to do in their last 16 second-leg clash with Bayern Munich, after…