Chelsea are reportedly under increased pressure to complete the signing of Leipzig striker Timo Werner this weekend – or the deal may not happen.
Chelsea were hoping to announce the transfer move this week after beating Liverpool to the signing of the German forward.
The blues are willing to pay Werner’s £50million release clause, and have been in advanced talks with the Germany international.
But Werner’s release clause will expire on Monday, meaning Chelsea have only two days to complete his signature or face missing out on the 24-year-old.
The transfer has been delayed due to Werner having not yet completed a medical due to problems caused by the coronavirus crisis.
General restrictions have prevented Werner from boarding a jet, flying to Chelsea’s training ground, undergoing the necessary steps to complete a medical and putting pen to paper on a four-year deal.
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Chelsea have already completed the signing of Hakim Ziyech and are keen to add Werner to their attacking options in a bid to compete for the title next campaign.
Former Chelsea midfielder Shaun Wright-Phillips recently spoke out on Chelsea’s bright future.
“I think next year if Lampard gets the players that he wants and get his team exactly as he wants it, then 100 per cent [Chelsea will challenge for the title], he exclusively told AmericanGambler.com.
“They still challenging for the Champions League spots now, so it’s only one step further forward, and that is challenging against Man City and Liverpool, who have run away with it this year.”