Chelsea forward Timo Werner set for RB Leipzig return with transfers for Marcos Alonso and Callum Hudson-Odoi also on the cards


Chelsea striker Timo Werner is set to return to former club RB Leipzig as their rebuild continues.

The German hasn’t made the desired impact at Stamford Bridge since joining in 2020 for £47.5million.

Werner set to leave Chelsea after two years

In two seasons, he managed 23 goals in 89 appearances and was clearly out of favor after just one.

The Blues signed Romelu Lukaku last summer as they looked for a more prolific striker but that move also fell through with the Belgian now on loan at Inter Milan.

Raheem Sterling is Chelsea’s big attacking signing so far this year, another hint that Werner is unwanted by compatriot and manager Thomas Tuchel.

And the player himself made it clear he was at least considering leaving when he spoke in pre-season.

“First of all, the most important thing is that I’m happy. I’m happy when I play and score goals,” Werner said.

” That’s a fact. That’s what I have to take care of and the other things will come. I could be happy anywhere.

Chelsea forward Timo Werner set for RB Leipzig return with transfers for Marcos Alonso and Callum Hudson-Odoi also on the cards
Tuchel has plenty to do in the transfer market if Werner leaves
Getty


“I think of course the manager always has different ideas, different thoughts and what you need in different games, I think in many games I wasn’t in his thoughts, so I try to change that.

“It’s clear that I want to play more and I should play more to be fit for the World Cup first and also to have a chance to play in the World Cup.

“I don’t think it changes anything whether it’s a winter or summer World Cup. I think if I play half or the season or the whole season, I should play.

And now its release should be confirmed, according to multiple reports.

Meanwhile, Tuchel has revealed that Marcos Alonso is set to leave the club with a move to Barcelona on the horizon.

Chelsea forward Timo Werner set for RB Leipzig return with transfers for Marcos Alonso and Callum Hudson-Odoi also on the cards
Alonso has been linked with a move to Barca throughout the transfer window
AFP

He said after their win over Everton: “He is trying to leave and we have accepted that wish. That’s why it wouldn’t have made sense to put him on the pitch today. He would have been on the pitch otherwise, but in this situation it was the right thing to do.

Callum Hudson-Odoi is also likely to leave Chelsea with Southampton and Leicester City credited with interest.

Weekend Deals

Paddy Power: Bet £5 via the talkSPORT EDGE app with Paddy Power and get a £5 free bet – available to all customers* – CLAIM HERE

Sky Bet: 50/1 for a shot on target at West Ham v Man City – CLAIM HERE

Paddy Power T&Cs: Place a £5 sportsbook bet via the talkSPORT EDGE app between 1st and 31st August. Get a €5 free bet on the Monday following your qualifying bet. Terms and conditions apply. 18+ Begambleaware.org

Sky Bet Terms and Conditions: NEW CUSTOMERS ONLY. MIN/MAX BET £1. FREE BETS CREDITED IN ADDITION TO WINNINGS. FREE BETS CREDITED WITHIN 72 HOURS. 5 BET TOKENS OF £10. FREE BET SETS NOT INCLUDED IN RETURNS. FREE BETS CANNOT BE USED ON VIRTUALS. FREE BETS ARE NOT WITHDRAWN. NO FREE BET EXPIRATION. ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTIONS AND OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY.

SEE MORE FREE BET OFFERS HERE


Sports

Not all news on the site expresses the point of view of the site, but we transmit this news automatically and translate it through programmatic technology on the site and not from a human editor.
Back to top button