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RB Leipzig ‘speed up’ move for Timo Werner replacement

Timo Werner is on the verge of joining Chelsea in a major transfer, and that leaves RB Leipzig needing a replacement.

Die Roten Bullen reportedly have a basic agreement with Werder Bremen winger Milot Rashica.

And according to Fussball Transfers, a deal for the 23-year-old Kosovan is ‘speeding up’ with Werner’s exit imminent.

Leipzig are keen to sign Rashica, but there is one complication – which release clause will be in effect.

Julian Nagelsmann’s side would have to pay Rashica’s €38m release clause in normal circumstances.

Knowing Leipzig will have received €50m or more for Werner, Bremen would want the full clause or somewhere close.

However, if Werder are relegated a much cheaper €15m release clause replaces the higher one.

Werder are currently in the relegation zone, but with a number of games still to play, nothing is certain.

As a result, third-place RB Leipzig may have no choice but to wait until the season is over to make their move for Rashica.

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