Chelsea flop Timo Werner set for RB Leipzig transfer return as £25.3m deal is agreed after Thomas Tuchel exile


CHELSEA have agreed to sell Timo Werner back to RB Leipzig in a £25.3million deal, according to reports.

The Blues signed the German from the Bundesliga side two years ago to much fanfare for £53m.

But having seen him flop at Stamford Bridge, the West Londoners have decided to sell him back at a near-£30m loss.

According to Sky Sports News, the fee will be around £25.3m plus add-ons.

Werner, 26, was not involved as Thomas Tuchel’s side beat Everton 1-0 in their Prem opener on Saturday.

He made 89 appearances for the Blues in total, netting just 23 goals.

Last season he scored just four in the Prem, although he did bag a goal and an assist in the Champions League quarter-final against Real Madrid.

Werner enjoyed a far more prolific spell in Germany prior to signing for the Blues.

He scored 90 goals and laid on 40 assists in four years with RB Leipzig.

In his most recent Bundesliga season he scored an amazing 28 strikes in 34 appearances.

Werner is the second high-profile forward to leave Stamford Bridge this summer.

The Blues shunted Romelu Lukaku out on loan to Inter Milan, just a year after shelling out £97.5m to re-sign him.

Tuchel started with Kai Havertz up front at the weekend, with Armando Broja coming on from the bench after returning from Southampton.

he German Blues boss admitted last week that Chelsea stars believe their No9 shirt is cursed – after it was most recently worn by Lukaku.

He said: “It’s cursed, it’s cursed — people tell me it’s cursed.

“It’s not the case we are leaving it open for tactical reasons, for players to come in and take it.

“There was not a big demand for No 9, like when players sometimes want to change numbers. Surprisingly, nobody wants to touch it.

“Everybody who has been at the club longer than me tells me, ‘Ah, you know, he had the nine and he did not score… and he had the nine and also did not score’.

“So we now have a moment where nobody wants to touch the number nine. I’m superstitious, I can understand why players maybe don’t touch it and have other preferences.”

To read daily news, click here.

About the author


Add Comment

By Jackson

Get in touch

Content and images available on this website is supplied by contributors. As such we do not hold or accept liability for the content, views or references used. For any complaints please contact Use of this website signifies your agreement to our terms of use. We do our best to ensure that all information on the Website is accurate. If you find any inaccurate information on the Website please us know by sending an email to and we will correct it, where we agree, as soon as practicable. We do not accept liability for any user-generated or user submitted content – if there are any copyright violations please notify us at – any media used will be removed providing proof of content ownership can be provided. For any DMCA requests under the digital millennium copyright act please contact with the subject DMCA Request.
Contact us: