RB Leipzig are growing confident they can agree a deal to re-sign Timo Werner from Chelsea, according to Sky in Germany.
Negotiations between the two clubs are going ‘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 failed to repeat the scoring form that prompted The Blues activate his £45m release clause.
Werner is said to be keen on the move as he wants regular game time to secure a starting spot on Hansi Flick’s Germany team at the World Cup in November.
His relationship with Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel is also said to be problematic, although Tuchel is understood to be unwilling to let the striker go.
Juventus are also interested in Werner if they can’t finalize a deal for the main target Alvaro Morata, according to Sky in Italy.
RB Leipzig head coach Domenico Tedesco did not want to comment on a possible deal with Werner ahead of Saturday’s German Super Cup final.
Werner scored 23 goals in 89 appearances in all competitions for Chelsea, but he started just 15 Premier League games last season, scoring four.
Chelsea in talks with advanced Cucurella
Chelsea in advanced talk to sign Brighton left back Marc Cucurella and willing to pay a price of 50 million pounds for City of Manchester Target.
The Spaniard made a transfer request on Friday in a bid to push for a move to Man City but the Premier League champions will not pay Brighton’s asking price, with Chelsea currently in position extreme to sign the 24-year-old player.
The Seagulls had previously turned down a £30m offer for full-back Pep Guardiola, who is looking to replace Oleksandr Zinchenko after he joined Arsenal.
Cucurella enjoyed a hugely successful first season in the Premier League after joining Getafe in a deal worth around £15m last summer and was named Brighton’s player of the season. .
Brighton don’t want to let Cucurella go and they will have to make a big offer to sell as he has four years left on his contract at Amex. However, the left-back has now pushed for a move by asking to be sold.
Sky in Italy: Napoli talks in Kepa
Naples talking to Chelsea about signing the goalkeeper loan contract Kepa Arrizabalagabased on Sky in Italy.
The west London club have said they will pay three-quarters of his salary, with discussions swirling around some of the bonuses Chelsea are demanding as part of the deal.
Napoli currently do not want to pay them and the middlemen involved in this deal are working to find a solution.
Chelsea paid a world record transfer fee for a goalkeeper when they signed Kepa for £71.6m from Athletic Bilbao in August 2018.
But the 27-year-old has failed to impress during his time at Stamford Bridge, having made just four Premier League appearances last season as the club’s second choice behind Edouard Mendy.
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