Chelsea finalise deal to sign Timo Werner
Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Timo Werner from RB Leipzig, subject to the forward completing a medical.
The 24-year-old will join the Stamford Bridge club in July after they met the German’s release clause, reported to be around £53 million.
Werner, who scored his 32nd goal of the season for Leipzig on Wednesday night, will stay in Germany until the end of the Bundesliga season.
Werner, who was reportedly attracting interest from Liverpool, said on Chelsea’s official website: “I am delighted to be signing for Chelsea, it is a very proud moment for me to be joining this great club.
“I of course want to thank RB Leipzig, the club and the fans, for four fantastic years. You will forever be in my heart.
“I look forward to next season with my new team-mates, my new manager and of course the Chelsea fans. Together we have a very successful future ahead of us.”
Werner scored against Tottenham in the last 16 of the Champions League before football was suspended, helping the German club into the quarter-finals for the first time.
But Leipzig have confirmed their striker will not represent them in the eight-team conclusion of the tournament in Lisbon in August.