‘The Premier League is simply the most interesting’: Chelsea handed a boost in pursuit of Real Madrid target Timo Werner as he reveals desire to play in England
- Chelsea are interested in Timo Werner after having their transfer ban reduced
- Real Madrid are reportedly lining up a £68million move for him this summer
- Werner has praised the Premier League but has not ruled out a switch to Spain
- RB Leipzig star says he is not seeking a move in the January transfer window
Chelsea appear to be in pole position to sign RB Leipzig hitman Timo Werner after he admitted that he wants to test himself in the Premier League.
The Germany international has attracted interest from a host of Europe’s top clubs after firing Leipzig to the top of the Bundesliga with 18 goals this season.
And although Spanish giants Real Madrid are among those reportedly considering a move for him, Werner looks to have his sights set on a switch to England.
RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner has admitted his interest in moving to the Premier League
Werner is a target for Chelsea and has also been linked with a big-money move to Real Madrid
WERNER IN 2019-20
Chelsea are particularly keen on the striker after having their transfer ban reduced, and Werner told German newspaper Bild: ‘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.’
However, with Real also being linked with a £68million move for Werner this summer, the 23-year-old was quick to not rule out a potential switch to La Liga.
He added: ‘But many Germans have also been very successful in Spain, such as Sami Khedira and Mesut Ozil.’
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is on the hunt for new signings and has money to spend
Werner (right) celebrates with his team-mates after scoring against Borussia Dortmund
Leipzig are unlikely to be willing to cash in on Werner this month as they look to win their first ever Bundesliga title.
And fortunately for them, the former Stuttgart star says he is ‘not worried’ about securing a move away in January.
‘As of now I have no desire to look for a move elsewhere,’ he said.