RB Leipzig CEO Oliver Mintzlaff has confirmed that Chelsea transfer target Timo Werner will not be staying with the Bundesliga club beyond the summer transfer window,
Werner joined Leipzig from Stuttgart in 2016 and has since scored 60 goals in 108 appearances and his performances for the German side have alerted a number of Europe’s top clubs to his growing talents.
We have been linked with a potential move for the young German as boss Maurizio Sarri seeks to find a long-term solution to Gonzalo Higuian and Olivier Giroud, who are struggling for goals this season and are not looking like men that could lead the attack on a regular basis.
The Germany striker is out of contract at the end of next season and despite the interest from RB to keep hold of the striker, he has decided that he wants to leave the club at the end of the season and test himself at the highest level.
Mintzlaff told Sky Germany: “We want to extend it with him, but he has signaled to us hat he would rather now extend.”
Meanwhile,Mario Melchiot has urged his former club to cash in on star man Eden Hazard this coming transfer window.
Hazard has been in the transfer headlines for all the wrong reasons ever since the World Cup last season after he admitted that maybe it was time for him to pack his bags and leave the club for a fresh challenge, with Real Madrid his preferred destination.
However, Madrid never officially made a move for Hazard and in the end Maurizio Sarri convinced the Belgian to stay another season, in hope they could get the winger to sign the massive £375,000-a-week deal that was left on the table, But now Melchiot believes selling him to the Spanish giants for £100million this summer would be ‘great business’ for the London club.
Speaking on Monday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, the former centre-back said: “Keeping him for another year and letting him go for free? That would be bad business.
“As a fan, all along I want to keep Hazard until the last minute. But as a business it would not be a smart move to hold onto him.
“You don’t want to let anybody walk out for free.
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