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Werner to miss Champions League to push Chelsea move

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Timo Werner is unwilling to play in the rescheduled Champions League matches for RB Leipzig in order to speed up his move to Chelsea.

The question mark on the future of RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner finally disappeared when it earlier came out that he has reached an agreement to join Chelsea at the end of this season.

Chelsea triggered Werner’s €60 million release clause who then verbally agreed to a five-year contract reportedly worth around €200,000-a-week.

The forward, who is comfortable through the middle or drifting in from the left, is expected to leave for Stamford Bridge shortly after the conclusion of his side’s current Bundesliga season on 27 June.

Leipzig, however, reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the first time in their history beating Tottenham and want their top-scorer to remain available for the Champions League matches set to be hosted in Lisbon.

The rescheduled Champions League matches will most probably be played in August which leaves over a month between the German side’s European match and the final league match.

As Sport Bild claims, Werner, for now, remains adamant about flying to London and joining Frank Lampard’s squad as soon as the 2019/20 Bundesliga season comes to a close.

It is expected that Chelsea will officially announce the transfer of the 24-year old attacker in July.