The wait for the official confirmations and announcements of Timo Werner’s transfer to Chelsea continue. And they might continue for a few weeks yet, if we have to wait for the Bundesliga season to finish first, at the end of the month. (The specific reasons for the delay range from logistics around travel for a medical to structuring the financial portion of the transfer.)

Over the weekend, RB Leipzig head coach Julian Nagelsmann once again confirmed that the deal is not yet done, though as before, he also acknowledged the reality of a Werner-less future and the need to plan for that.

“The change is not yet fixed, you have to emphasize that.