Timo Werner’s Chelsea transfer ‘solely delayed by medical’ due to Covid-19 crisis – Latest News


Werner is prepared to join Frank Lampard’s side this summer as he swaps the Bundesliga for the Premier League.

The Blues shocked European football by striking a deal with RB Leipzig and the player ahead of Liverpool earlier this month.

Chelsea want the Timo Werner transfer done soon but travel issues due to the coronavirus pandemic are making conducting the RB Leipzig striker’s medical difficult

Chelsea doctors are unable to fly out to Germany to conduct Timo Werner’s medical due to current regulations surrounding travel amid the coronavirus crisis

Timo Werner has a decent record when it comes to his injury history, with the German having never been sidelined for longer than two weeks during his professional career

Chelsea will be delighted to have the £54m deal for Timo Werner more or less wrapped up ahead of the summer

But before he makes the switch official ahead of the summer, Werner needs to conduct a medical.

Timo Werner ’s transfer to Chelsea is only being held up because of the complications coronavirus has caused with international travel.

The £54m move could have been done and dusted by now, but Chelsea doctors are unable to fly to Germany in the current climate.

A contract worth around £200,000-a-week is on the table for the 24-year-old to put pen to paper on.

With Werner still playing for Leipzig in the Bundesliga as they try to get the 2019/20 season finished in Germany, regulations mean he cannot fly to the UK.

Covid-19 has made moving between countries particularly challenging, and Werner’s inability to get a medical done with Chelsea is now the sole delay in proceedings, according to The Athletic .

The goalscorer would face having to isolate if he did and would be unable to play for Leipzig in the Bundesliga afterwards.

Chelsea cannot afford to lose their medical staff ahead of the Premier League’s restart on Wednesday.

The alternative would be for Chelsea doctors to fly out to Germany, however, they would then have to isolate back in England for 14 days upon their return.

The Blues’ first game back is next Sunday on June 21 away to Aston Villa (4.15pm).

The Blues have an agreement and are expected to sit back until the Bundesliga season ends on June 27.

Should quarantine regulations in the UK change before then, it would also enable them to fly out, but that is less likely in such a short space of time.

German FA doctors could be used in the meantime instead, but journalist Raphael Honigstein suggests Chelsea are more likely to wait now.


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