Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United have 12 days to trigger Timo Werner’s release clause if they want to sign him for less than £50m . The Germany international striker’s €55m (£49m) release clause at RB Leipzig runs out on Monday, June 15.
Werner was persuaded to join Chelsea after receiving almost daily phone calls from Frank Lampard over the last few weeks. Frank Lampard and Petr Cech made an undercover pre-lockdown trip to Germany that helped Chelsea leapfrog Liverpool and Manchester United to convince Timo Werner to move to Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea plan to balance the books this summer with a series of outgoings after sealing the £54m signing of Werner. Chelsea’s bid for player pay cuts looks doomed after landing Werner.
Ben Chilwell – Leicester are ready to resist any bids for Ben Chilwell this summer and will insist that the England international is not for sale Chilwell is tempted by a huge move to Chelsea later this summer but has not yet demanded to quit Leicester
Jadon Sancho – Real Madrid have entered the race for Manchester United and Chelsea target Jadon Sancho, according to reports
Federico Bernardeschi – Juventus winger Bernardeschi is eyeing a move to the Premier League this summer with Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal all monitoring the situation
Philippe Coutinho – Chelsea could snap up Coutinho on loan as Barcelona face up to the possibility of not being able to sell the Brazilian this summer.