Chelsea set to sign Germany forward Werner - Sky Sports


Soccer Football - Bundesliga - RB Leipzig v Hertha BSC - Red Bull Arena, Leipzig, Germany - May 27, 2020 RB Leipzig's Timo Werner, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Alexander Hassenstein/Pool via REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) - Chelsea have agreed a deal in principle to sign Germany striker Timo Werner from Bundesliga club RB Leipzig, Sky Sports said on Thursday.

The report added that Werner has a 55 million euro ($62.45 million) release clause which expires on June 15 and that Premier League club Chelsea had offered the 24-year-old a contract worth 200,000 pounds per week.

Werner is second-top scorer in the Bundesliga this season with 25 goals, four behind Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski. He has made 29 appearances for Germany, scoring 11 times.

(Reporting by Richard Martin; Editing by Ken Ferris)

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