Managing Director of RB Leipzig Oliver Mintzlaff has said that they have not agreed on any deals with Chelsea and their current focus is on completing the campaign. They are currently standing at the third position as the top four will be qualifying for the Champions League.
There have been reports that Chelsea has put forward a deal that agrees upon Leipzig’s clause on Werner. A deal of £54 million was forwarded by Chelsea and they have beaten Liverpool and Manchester United on the race to sign Timo Werner. According to Mintzlaff, they have not yet been approached by Blues formally and the main focus will be on the league keeping apart the transfer.
Mintzlaff told Sky Sports Deutschland that they have not yet been approached by any club. Werner is a player of Leipzig and still remains to be. He is been busy with the transfer window which has been notified and till now nothing has been confirmed.
The focus of the team is on completing the final stage of Bundesliga and qualifying for Champions League. He says that these are the only talks with the club. He also said that the club doesn’t want anyone to walk away with free transfer and that’s why they extended his contract last season. They included the exit clause which will allow him to walk away when he wants to move to another club. They didn’t want them to be tied down and miss his opportunity.
“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,” said Mintzlaff.
With Tottenham eliminated from the last 16 round, RB Leipzig has more opportunities in Champions League. They will be playing the quarter-finals in August but they will most likely to play it without their star striker Werner. Mintzlaff also stated that the club which is going to buy him will only make him stay till the end of Bundesliga season. In the case of Champions League, the can only discuss the possibilities as everyone is unaware of when the league will begin.