|Josko Gvardiol.||Photo: Steffen Prößdorf, CC BY-SA 4.0|
Leipzig would prefer to bring Werner in on loan, as he's willing to take a 50% pay cut to join the club. They would also like to keep Gvardiol, as Leipzig reportedly turned down an €80 million offer from Manchester City for the young Croatian.
Timo Werner wants to leave Chelsea, as reported in March. Leipzig pushing to sign him. There was a meeting between the clubs few days ago. Werner is keen to join his former club and set for a huge salary cut. A swap deal with Joško Gvardiol is no topic. 🔵 #CFC @kerry_hau @SPORT1— Patrick Berger (@berger_pj) August 2, 2022
Gvardiol has a contract until 2026 in Germany and it's very likely he will stay unless a ludicrous offer comes along. Werner's return to Leipzig is looking more and more likely, although this difficult deal will take some time.