The race to sign RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner is fast becoming one of the most talked about topics in world football. 

In the absence of football in England for the best part of three months because of the coronavirus pandemic, it is safe to say that transfer speculation and gossip has taken over as the hot topic amongst football supporters. 

And for Chelsea supporters it is no different, with them desperate for the club to sign Germany international Werner in the next transfer window. 

As things currently stand, Werner is still contracted to Leipzig, who are currently third in the Bundesliga table, and has a release clause of £53million, which nobody has yet decided to trigger, including the Blues and Premier League table-toppers Liverpool.

When you take into account just how good Werner is, £53million does not seem that expensive for a player of such magnitude in this day and age. 

Nevertheless, nobody has yet been willing to match it, meaning Werner remains a Leipzig player for now. 

But after weeks and months of speculation about his future, both during and after the January window, what is the latest on the forward's plans for the future? Take a look below to find out.

Werner drops Premier League hint

Werner has previously admitted that a move to the Premier League would interest him.

Speaking to Bild, the Germany international said: "The Premier League is certainly the most interesting league, you have to say. There is a certain flair to watching the English league and playing there.

"But many Germans have also been very successful in Spain, such as Sami Khedira and Mesut Ozil."