RB Leipzig have suffered a huge blow ahead of their Champions League clash as their star striker Timo Werner pulled himself out from the squad as he eyes Chelsea move.
The 24-year-old is due to complete the Bundesliga season in just 11 days time, but his is not willing to return and play in Champions league despite Leipzig reached the quarter-finals for the first time.
UEFA wants to complete both the Champions League and Europa League in August once league seasons have been finished across the continent.
But with the German top-flight set to be completed on June 27, that leaves over a month between games for those clubs still in European competition.
As per Goal, German star wants to move to the Blues as soon as possible after the Bundesliga is finished so as to acclimatise to life in England ahead of the 2020-21 campaign.
It is hoped that the announcement of the transfer will come by the end of the week as the two clubs attempt to overcome challenges in completing the deal presented by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Both teams have been completing the necessary paperwork while working out a payment plan, though Werner still needs to undergo a medical for the deal to go through officially.