Chelsea confirm signing of Timo Werner in £53m deal.
Timo Werner has signed a contract completing his move from RB Leipzig to Chelsea. The German international will join the Blues this summer after penning what is thought to be a five-year deal.
Werner has been a top priority target for Chelsea as they plan a squad overhaul ahead of the summer transfer window.
The striker had looked destined to join Liverpool. But the Reds pulled out of a deal due to the financial impact of the coronavirus crisis.
Chelsea wasted no time signalling their intention to trigger the RB Leipzig star’s release clause. And the Blues have now got a deal worth over the line and confirmed the transfer on their official website.
Werner is set to earn just over £170,000-a-week and will move to Stamford Bridge when the Bundesliga season finishes at the end of the month.
This will mean the frontman will not feature in the remainder of RB Leipzig’s Champions League campaign.
Instead, Werner will join up with Chelsea in July – subject to passing a medical – in an attempt prepare for next season as soon as possible.