Timo Werner is expected to complete his £25million (€29 million) return to RB Leipzig without any issues, the PA news agency understands.
Werner has been in Germany to put the finishing touches to his move back to the club he left for Chelsea in 2020.
The German forward is understood to be just formalities away from completing his move back to Leipzig, after two years in west London.
Chelsea paid £54million for Werner in 2020, with the 26-year-old playing a pivotal role in the Blues’ Champions League triumph in Lisbon in 2021 in an amazing match that was so much popular among fans for online betting.
Werner has found favor with Chelsea fans for his tireless effort and determination to thrive with the Blues.
But the pacy forward was never able to transfer his scoring feats from German football into the Premier League.
The transfer fee for Werner represents a clear loss for Chelsea, but the Blues will expect that figure to rise given agreed add-ons to the deal.
New owners Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital have once again shown their desire to ensure players do not remain at Chelsea while unhappy or failing to fulfill their potential.
The decision to cut losses on Romelu Lukaku and allow him to return to Inter Milan on loan, coupled with a similar call on Werner, again indicates the new Blues owners’ determination to move the squad forward quickly.
Chelsea have already conducted brisk transfer business to bring in the likes of Raheem Sterling, Kalidou Koulibaly, Carney Chukwuemeka, and Marc Cucurella.
Werner’s departure further opens the door for arrival up front, with Chelsea continuing to weigh up a move for Barcelona’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Blues boss Tuchel coached the former Arsenal striker at Borussia Dortmund and is thought to be open to a reunion at Stamford Bridge.