By Rune Gjerulff@runegjerulff

Report: Werner in contact with RB Leipzig chief

Leipziger Volkszeitung reports that Timo Werner is in contact with RB Leipzig chief Oliver Mintzlaff.
It was recently reported that Germany forward Timo Werner is considering coming back to RB Leipzig, whom he left to join Chelsea in 2020.

Leipziger Volkszeitung now claims that the 26-year-old has been in contact with RB Leipzig CEO Oliver Mintzlaff for weeks.

Nevertheless, a return to Red Bull Arena looks unlikely. Werner currently earns €20 million per year at Chelsea, and Leipzig would probably only be able to pay him around one third of that, should they want to bring him back.

26-year-old Werner recently admitted he would like more playing time ahead of the World Cup. Newcastle United and Juventus are also said to be monitoring his situation.

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