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RB Leipzig chief responds to Timo Werner move to Chelsea

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Red Bull Leipzig chief Oliver Mintzlaff has said that Timo Werner has not signed or agreed a deal with Chelsea.

Reports have claimed Werner’s £53m release clause had been triggered by Frank Lampard’s side and he was on his way to Stamford Bridge.

Liverpool had been the front runners to bring Werner to England, with Manchester United also in the hunt for his signature, however, Chelsea are thought to be in pole position now.

However, Leipzig insist there is no ‘formal agreement’ that will see him move to England.

“We haven’t had an exchange yet.” managing director Mintzlaff told Sky Sport  Deutschland

“Accordingly, we have nothing to report. Timo Werner is a player for RB Leipzig. He signalled a few weeks ago that he was busy with a transfer. Until now nothing is done.

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“We are concentrating on the final sprint in the league. We want to qualify for the Champions League. That is the only thing we are currently discussing with Timo. 

“It was important for us that we extend the contract with him. We did that last summer because of course it is important for our young club that no player moves on a free transfer.

“Of course, there was this exit clause that we put in the contract to give him the opportunity to take the next step.

“Now Timo is sitting in the driver’s seat, not us anymore. So far, he has not drawn upon the clause, nor has any club sent us a transfer contract.”

Yusuf Luka, is a journalist by profession with few years of experience, I am also a graduate of Bingham University. Outside of work, I enjoy hiking with friends, Reading books, and Watching movies. Let's connect on social media.

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