RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann and defender Kevin Kampl have spoken about the reported transfer agreement between Timo Werner and Chelsea.

The result of the match against Paderborn on Saturday was far from ideal for Leipzig who are looking to secure a Champions League spot.

Werner who was arguably the centre of attention after reports claiming he has already agreed to join Chelsea this summer did not speak to the media after the game.

But his teammate Kampl did and unsurprisingly he was asked about the striker’s reported summer exit.

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He told Sky Sports Germany (as quoted by Kicker): “I like Timo very much. He is a great guy.

“No matter what happens, I will always wish him all the best.”

Leipzig manager Nagelsmann, on the other hand, said Werner “has not told him anything” about the rumoured transfer.

 

“But he doesn’t have to either. I believe there is still nothing in the bag,” he added.

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The young manager also conceded that sooner or later players with release clauses are expected to leave, saying; “That’s how it is with Timo and three or four other players of ours.”

The former Hoffenheim manager added that the rumours did not affect Werner’s performance on the pitch.

He said: “He was very committed. He was always working out front, like [Paderborn coach] Steffen [Baumgart] said. He was on the run a lot.

“I think he would have liked to score with one of his two big chances, but that has nothing to do with the hype about his person. He has known that since he was 14.”

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