Timo Werner’s transfer U-turn in keeping with his bumpy rise to top | Andy Brassell

After abuse with Leipzig and Germany the forward is set to give up on a move to Liverpool because Chelsea want him more

After looking destined for Liverpool for so long, Timo Werner is set for his Premier League move – but heading to London rather than Merseyside and wearing blue rather than red, as a move to Chelsea looms. Nothing should be assumed yet, as what appeared a done deal for the soon-to-be Premier League champions went cold, with the prospect of paying the RB Leipzig forward’s €60m (£52.7m) release clause meriting greater reflection now than it did in a pre-Covid-19 altered reality. Yet all Chelsea have to do is meet the clause – and even in the current climate it is a deal that offers fine value – and to be truly wanted is a big deal to Werner.

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Timo Werner’s transfer U-turn in keeping with his bumpy rise to top | Andy Brassell