Chelsea flop Timo Werner set for shock RB Leipzig transfer exit with German giants to allow Premier League return

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Chelsea flop Timo Werner is set to be dumped by RB Leipzig – barely a year after they paid £25million to re-sign him.


The Blues paid Leipzig £47m for the German striker in 2020 after he shone for the Bundesliga club.

However, Werner managed just ten goals in 56 Premier League games before returning two summers ago.


He has started just three league games this season for Leipzig and was an unused sub in Sunday’s 3-1 win over Freiburg.


Werner is coach Marco Rose’s fourth choice behind fellow strikers Lois Openda, Benjamin Sesko and Yussuf Poulsen.


And Leipzig sporting director Rouven Schroder said they are ready to listen to January offers for the 27-year-old, according to German outlet Spox.

Schroder declared:

“We look carefully at our squad, and we want players who have that something a bit different in their heads.

“Those are the types of players who we will pick.

“Timo is going through a difficult spell, and we are supporting him. Life isn’t always sunshine.

“If he has the notion that he would like to do something else, then we will deal with it.

“He is a part of our team, and he has to face up to competition for places.”


Werner has won 57 caps, scoring 24 goals, but has lost his place in Germany’s national side due to an ankle injury.


Schroder claimed Werner will overcome his current troubles.


However, the Stuttgart-born frontman could yet seek to leave during the January window – opening the door to a cut-price Premier League return.


Newcastle were very keen on signing Werner on loan last summer, but his Chelsea salary of £270,000 a week were a stumbling block.


Juventus were also interested in taking the German star to Italy, according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano.

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