Chelsea striker Timo Werner's permanent return to RB Leipzig moves closer

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The German striker, who has spent most of his time at Chelsea in an offside position, has dropped back in Thomas Tuchel's plans and wants to return to Germany to a team that actually likes him.

Werner scored just four times in the Premier League last season, and has found the net 23 times in 89 appearances for the Blues. At Leipzig he scored 90 in 156 games.

Werner has been linked with Arsenal, Real Madrid and Newcastle United this summer but it appears a return to Leipzig is the most likely move.

Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has revealed Leipzig are due to pounce and bring Werner back on a permanent deal, and not a loan as previously reported.

A fee is yet to be agreed, but with three years left on Werner's contract he could be valued between £20-30million. "Leipzig are set to sign Timo Werner from Chelsea, here we go! Been told it will be a permanent deal and NOT loan. Werner will leave Chelsea," tweeted Romano. "First call @Plettigoal today, now final details being discussed - it's done, personal terms are agreed since 1 month."

With Romelu Lukaku out on loan and Werner on his way, Chelsea will now only have two senior out and out strikers in his squad, Kai Havertz and Armando Broja, who has been linked with an exit most of the summer.

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