Chelsea are in the process of trying to work around the current coronavirus regulations safely, to complete a deal for Timo Werner. The Blues struck a £52m agreement with RB Leipzig last week to sign the German international.
Yet seven days on from the initial breakthrough, zero progress appears to have been made in regards to confirming the transfer.
Werner still needs to complete the Bundesliga season with RB Leipzig before he can consider his new start in west London.
Leipzig are also in the Champions League quarter-finals, which are still set to go ahead later in the summer.
According to The Athletic, Chelsea have encountered two problems trying to carry out a medical.
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Raphael Honigstein claims that Werner cannot fly to England due to the Bundesliga’s COVID-19 regulations.
Furthermore, should Chelsea fly doctors out to Germany to complete all the formalities, they would have to isolate upon return to the U.K for 14 days.
Chelsea do have the option of using a doctor from the German F.A.
Honigstein adds that they’re more likely to wait until the Bundesliga season is over, while there is every chance Boris Johnson could ease quarantine restrictions.
Werner will sign a five-year deal with the Blues worth £200,000-a-week.
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It will make him the club’s highest-paid earner ahead of N’Golo Kante and Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Chelsea have already added Hakim Ziyech to their squad.
The Moroccan will be able to join up with his new team-mates from July 1.
He will not be eligible to play in any of their remaining Premier League fixtures though.
Frank Lampard is also looking to add more recruits to his squad.
Leicester will demand £80m for Ben Chilwell, who Lampard had identified as the club’s top target.
Kai Havertz is also on the agenda with Chelsea ready to offer £75m for the attacking midfielder.
Brentford’s Said Benrahma is another name that has been discussed.
The Championship side could be willing to sell should an offer of £25m arrive.
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