RB Leipzig are reportedly lining up Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham as a potential replacement for the in-demand Timo Werner this summer. The Bundesliga outfit are expecting plenty of interest in the 23-year-old Germany international striker, who has scored 59 goals in 107 appearances for Leipzig since joining from Stuttgart in summer 2016.
Bayern Munich are believed to be plotting a swoop and it would be difficult for Leipzig to keep Werner if the reigning champions come calling. As a result, the club are thought to be making contingency plans to find a suitable replacement, with a swoop for Abraham being mooted.
The 21-year-old has impressed on a season-long loan at Championship side Aston Villa, with 23 goals in 34 appearances to guide them into the play-off places ahead of the remaining games of the season. With his first-team chances looking limited at Chelsea, Abraham could be tempted to make the move to the Bundesliga given that former Manchester City starlet Jadon Sanchez’s career has taken off since he moved to Borussia Dortmund.
But the main obstacle is that Chelsea’s current two-window transfer ban could see the Blues reluctant to let any players leave when they are unable to bring in new faces.