Chelsea will not be able to finalise the signing of Timo Werner any time soon. The Blues have reportedly agreed to pay the German striker’s €60m release clause at RB Leipzig, but will not be able to complete a medical due to the Covid-19 regulations.
According to Raphael Honigstein, journalist at The Athletic, Chelsea did activate the release clause for Werner, but now have to wait until the season in the Bundesliga is finished. Due to the coronavirus rules, Werner is not allowed to fly to England, while Chelsea’s doctors will not be allowed to fly towards and back from Germany without a 14 days isolation.
Chelsea will now have to wait until the German football season is over on June 27th or quarantine rules in England will have to change before that date. Werner’s release clause will end on July 1st, but it is widely expected that the move will be finalised before the release clause deadline.