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Timo Werner edges closer to Chelsea exit amid Bundesliga links

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The German forward has failed to live up to expectations at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea forward Timo Werner is reportedly on the verge of returning to RB Leipzig on a permanent deal.

The Germany international joined the Blues on the back of an impressive spell at RB Leipzig.

Having scored 78 goals in his 127 appearances for Die Roten Bullen, Werner moved to Stamford Bridge on a £47.5m transfer.

The 26-year-old has won the Champions League, English Super Cup and Club World Cup at Chelsea. However, his dip in form since arriving at the club has prevented him from sealing a regular spot in Thomas Tuchel’s lineup.

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According to Sky Sports journalist Fabrizio Romano, Werner is now close to securing a return to RB Leipzig.

Despite the initial speculations about a possible loan move, Werner’s switch to Leipzig will be permanent.

Werner has reportedly agreed to personal terms with his former club while Chelsea are close to reaching an agreement with the German side.

In addition to Werner, Chelsea will have to deal with the imminent departure of Marcus Alonso. The Spanish defender is on the verge of joining Barcelona, following the footsteps of his teammate Andreas Christensen, who joined the Catalans earlier this summer.