RB Leipzig want to sign Patrik Schick and Angelino permanently, but can't afford to trigger their respective buyout clauses. Ethan Ampadu will return to Chelsea at the end of his loan spell.
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RB Leipzig want to keep Patrik Schick and Angelino, who are on loan from AS Roma and Manchester City respectively, but can't afford to trigger their buyout clauses, says sporting director Markus Krösche.
'Die Roten Bullen' have an option to turn Schick's loan permanent for €28 million while Angelino has a buyout clause of €22 million.
"With Schick and Angelino, we want to find a solution. But we can't afford to trigger the buyout clauses in their respective contracts," Krösche told Sport Bild.
According to Sport Bild, Manchester City have signalled that they would be willing to let Angelino go, and it's conceivable that the 23-year-old could make his move to Leipzig permanent for less than his release clause.
As for Schick, his agent, Pavel Paska, told iSport.cz:
"At the moment, intensive negotiations are taking place. Everyone knows that the fee will be lower."
Meanwhile, RB Leipzig boss Markus Krösche have also addressed the future of Ethan Ampadu, telling Sport Bild that the 19-year-old is set to return to Chelsea when his loan is over at the end of the season.
"The loan deal expires without an option. We have agreed that he will go back to Chelsea," Krösche said.