Chelsea’s Timo Werner set to join Leipzig soon on permanent deal

The summer transfer window is here and there’s a lot of gossip about who’s going where. Transfer Talk brings you the latest rumours, comings and goings and of course deals done!

TOP STORY: Timo Werner will leave Chelsea and return to Leipzig with a permanent contract

Timo Werner is about to make a permanent move to his former club RB Leipzig and could return on Monday, according to the journalist from Sky Sports Germany Florian Plettenberg.

Talks between Chelsea and Werner’s former club have continued in recent days and Werner is reportedly keen on making a dramatic Bundesliga return. The fee is estimated at around 30 to 35 million euros.

Werner left Leipzig two years ago after scoring 95 goals in his last season – 34 in 45 games in his last season – and 40 assists in 159 games. And despite interest from Juventus this summer, the hitman, 26, looks set to leave Chelsea after a summer of uncertainty.

Werner has scored 23 goals in 89 games for the Londoners but is behind Raheem Sterling in the pecking order and has no guaranteed playing time despite the departure Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan.

Werner was left out of Chelsea’s starting XI in the opening day’s 1-0 win over Everton, with Thomas Tuchel instead opting for a forward line of Kai Havertz, Mason Mount and Sterling.

PAPER GOSSIP

– Wolverhampton Wanderers have agreed a deal worth £35m to sign the Valencia striker Goncalo Guedes, according to the Daily Mail. The 25-year-old forward withdrew from Valencia’s friendly against Atalanta and instead is believed to be flying to England to complete his medical and sign a contract with Molineux on Monday. The fee is believed to be £27.5m initially with add-ons included. Guedes can play as a winger or as a second striker. In 178 appearances he scored 36 goals Los Che.

– Manchester United have made a surprise move to bring the striker back Marko Arnautovic to the Premier League, according to Athletic. Erik ten Hag has reportedly bid £6.8million for the former West Ham United striker, who is currently playing for Bologna in Italy. United are looking for reinforcements after a dismal opening-day defeat by Brighton & Hove Albion and Arnautovic, 33, is a surprise target despite having worked alongside Ten Hag and United assistant Steve McLaren in Twente. Arnautovic has scored 43 goals and provided 33 assists in 184 Premier League games.

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– Borussia Dortmund have been looking for a replacement for the striker Sebastian Hallerand Sport1 report that they are close to signing the France forward Anton Modest from FC Cologne. Dortmund have been linked with a slew of names since the news that Haller required treatment for testicular cancer, including Edinson Cavani, Edin Dzeko and Markus Thuram. However, it appears Dortmund have reached an agreement to bring 34-year-old Modeste to Signal Iduna Park for a fee of between £3.4million and £4.2million. The forward signs a one-year deal worth £5million.

– Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz are refusing to sign a contract extension and Paris Saint Germain are hoping to capitalize on the uncertainty by working on a deal worth £21million, according to L’Equipe. The 26-year-old Spaniard has a year left on his contract and although Real Madrid are interested in signing him for free next summer, the French champions believe he can push through a move this summer. PSG hope to lower Napoli’s asking price but they are keen to bolster their attacking options in midfield. Ruiz didn’t play in Napoli’s pre-season game against Espanyol at the weekend.

– Everton are expected to beat West Ham United by signing the Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Conor Coady, according to the Daily Mail. The Wolves and England skipper, 29, is keen to leave Molineux and the Toffees could secure his services for a £12million fee. Everton’s defensive ranks were depleted by injuries on the opening day of the season Ben Godfrey and Yerry Mina, and Everton boss Frank Lampard is a longtime admirer of Coady, who was an unused substitute in Wolves’ 2-1 defeat by Leeds on Saturday. Coady is keen to play regularly to improve his World Cup chances.

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Emma Bowman

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