1 August 2022

RB Leipzig Increasingly Confident Of Resigning Werner  (Sky Sports)

Timo Werner RB Leipzig are growing increasingly confident they can agree a deal to re-sign Timo Werner from Chelsea, according to Sky in Germany.

Talks between the two clubs are running 'at full speed' and the Bundesliga club are exploring all possibilities, whether it be a loan or permanent deal.

Chelsea signed the 26-year-old two years ago from Leipzig, but he has been unable to replicate the goal-scoring form which prompted the Blues to activate his £45m release clause.

Werner is said to be keen on the move as he wants to get regular game time to secure a starting spot in Hansi Flick's Germany team at the World Cup in November.

His relationship with Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is also said to be an issue, although Tuchel is understood to be unwilling to let the forward leave.

Juventus are also interested in Werner if they can't wrap up a deal for main target Alvaro Morata, according to Sky in Italy.

RB Leipzig head coach Domenico Tedesco did not want to comment on a possible Werner deal before the German Super Cup final on Saturday.

Werner has scored 23 goals in 89 appearances in all competitions for Chelsea, but he only started 15 Premier League games last season, scoring four times.