Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United have 12 days to activate Timo Werner’s release clause if they want to sign him for less than £50m. The German international striker’s €55m release clause at RB Leipzig expires on Monday 15 June.
Werner was persuaded to join Chelsea after receiving almost daily phone calls from Frank Lampard for the past few weeks. Frank Lampard and Petr Cech made an undercover pre-lockdown trip to Germany that helped Chelsea overcome 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 expenses after sealing the £54m signing of Werner. Chelsea’s offer of player pay cuts looks doomed after signing Werner.
Ben Chilwell – Leicester are ready to resist any offer for Ben Chilwell this summer and will insist the England international is not for sale
Jadon Sancho: Real Madrid have entered the race for Manchester United and Chelsea are targeting Jadon Sancho, according to reports.
Federico Bernardeschi – Juventus winger Bernardeschi is considering a move to the Premier League this summer with Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal monitoring the situation.
Philippe Coutinho – Chelsea could snap up Coutinho on loan as Barcelona face the prospect of not being able to sell the Brazilian this summer.