Mintzlaff opens up and stuns Chelsea fans with Werner transfer claim

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Red Bull Leipzig chief Oliver Mintzlaff has denied a deal has been struck over Timo Werner’s transfer to Chelsea.

Over the past few days the headlines have been dominated by the reports suggesting that we have agreed a deal with RB to bring Timo Werner to the premier League over the summer transfer window.

Reports have claimed that the little German star has agreed a five-year deal worth around £175,000-a-week, which the reports also suggesting that both Manchester United and Liverpool have missed out on prospective transfer deals.

However, Leipzig insist there is no ‘formal agreement’ that will see him move to the Bridge, and have seemingly poured cold water on a deal involving the German star.

‘We haven’t had an exchange yet,’ managing director Mintzlaff told Sky Sports Deutschland .

‘Accordingly, we have nothing to report. Timo Werner is a player for RB Leipzig. He signalled a few weeks ago that he was busy with a transfer. Until now nothing is done.

‘We are concentrating on the final sprint in the league. We want to qualify for the Champions League. That is the only thing we are currently discussing with Timo.

‘It was important for us that we extend the contract with him. We did that last summer because of course it is important for our young club that no player moves on a free transfer.

‘Of course, there was this exit clause that we put in the contract to give him the opportunity to take the next step.

‘Now Timo is sitting in the driver’s seat, not us anymore. So far, he has not drawn upon the clause, nor has any club sent us a transfer contract.’

Look, there has been too many reports to suggest that a deal is done, but nothing official has been said, so could a deal not really be agreed?

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