Chelsea’s new favourites to sign Timo Werner

Market shifts towards a move to Chelsea for German striker

Timo Werner / RB Leipzig ©imago images / Poolfoto 01.06.2017

Chelsea have moved to the position of 5/4 favourites to sign Timo Werner* (betting odds taken from Paddy Power at 22:27 GMT on Sunday, 31st May).

The German forward has been raising his stock even further with some fantastic scoring form since coming back from lockdown.

Timo Werner to sign for in next transfer window odds*

Chelsea 5/4
Liverpool 13/8
Bayern Munich 10/1
Manchester United 14/1
Barcelona 16/1
Arsenal 17/1
Inter Milan 20/1
Tottenham 20/1
Dortmund 20/1
PSG 22/1
Real Madrid 22/1
Manchester City 22/1
* (betting odds taken from Paddy Power at 22:27 GMT on Sunday, 31st May)

Liverpool’s interest waning?

The previous favourite to be the next club of current RB Leipzig star Timo Werner, was Liverpool. The Reds were odds-on to capture Werner but it seems that interest has been fading a little bit.

But Werner has a buyout clause in his contract which the Reds are sounding pretty hesitant about coming up with. That has caused a market reaction for the 24 year old.

It is Chelsea now who lead the market at 5/4, pushing Liverpool back to 13/8 SF drifting from 1/3* (betting odds taken from Paddy Power at 22:27 GMT on Sunday, 31st May).

Werner continues to shine for Leipzig

It is now a tally of 24 goals in 28 Bundesliga appearances from Timo Werner this season. Werner has scored three goals in two games back from Lockdown, the three of those happening in a 5-0 romp over Mainz.

The numbers at the time of writing for Werner at RB Leipzig is 91 goals in 153 appearances.

That having been said, the value of Werner has dropped to €64.00m from an all time high of €80.00m just back in March according to website transfermarkt.

Werner moved from Stuttgart to Leipzig for €14.00 million in 2016.

The price drop is due to the financial hardships that the game has suffered due to the lockdown, and with the restart happening behind closed doors. The overall transfer market prices are expected to be much lower as clubs try to compete.

Will it be the Premier League?

So the two front runners for Werner’s signature are from the English Premier League. But there are other options out of those of course.

Bayern Munich have been interested in him, but there has been a bit of a snub by Werner on that front, leaving Bayern out at 10/1* (betting odds taken from Paddy Power at 22:27 GMT on Sunday, 31st May).

Barcelona are at the 16/1 in the market* (betting odds taken from Paddy Power at 22:27 GMT on Sunday, 31st May). They would have the financial clout behind them to make a move.

There are still rumours floating around about Neymar going back there, but would a cheaper option in Werner appeal to them?