Oliver Mintzlaff, CEO of RB Leipzig, has revealed that no contact has yet been established with Chelsea over Timo Werner.
Frank Lampard ‘s side is nearly finishing a move with the Blues ready to activate its release clause for the 24-year-old.
With Werner, who will sign a five-year contract in West London, Chelsea has agreed personal terms.
A sensation has hit CHELSEA’s strong plunge for Timo Werner — as RB Leipzig denies a deal is being finished.
Blues boss was certain they had sealed the German striker’s marking in a move that cost £106million altogether.
Speaking ahead of Leipzig ‘s home league match against Paderborn with Sky Germany, Mintzlaff denied any contact.
Oliver Mintzlaff, preeminent Leipzig, said: “We have not yet had an exchange with Chelsea.
“Timo Werner has not drawn the clause up until now — nor has a club been sending a transfer agreement. We don’t have anything to report, and we don’t participate in everyday speculation.”
Chelsea can reach Werner’s £54 m release clause for Leipzig, 24, and the star himself is accepted to have marked a £52 m, a five-year deal worth £200,000 seven days with the Blues.
Be that as it may, Leipzig’s managing director Mintzlaff, who is supervising the brand’s clubs around the world as Red Bull Global Head of Soccer, told Sky Sports Germany: “Timo Werner is a player for RB Leipzig.
This doesn’t come as amazement with the Blues, in any event, having to negotiate with the German club because they despite everything have to trigger the release clause of Werner officially. Chelsea sent Lampard and technical director Petr Cech to Germany to persuade Werner to make the move, although there were also broad talks via telephone.
The deal is set to be revealed not long after Werner has had the option to obtain a medical examination ahead of his planned move to Stamford Bridge.