RB Leipzig striker will not play in Champions League ahead of expected Chelsea move

Timo Werner will not play in the rescheduled Champions League matches for RB Leipzig this August ahead of his expected move to Chelsea.

Champions League restart: Lisbon to host final stages.

Lisbon is set to host the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final of the Champions League between August 12-23.

Germany international Werner is set to leave Leipzig and join Chelsea this summer, and Werner is set to be officially become a Chelsea player in the middle of July before taking three or four weeks off ahead of the 2020-21 season.

Werner – who has scored 25 Bundesliga goals so far this campaign.

The UEFA Executive Committee will hold a meeting on Wednesday, when they are expected to approve a condensed new Champions League tournament played across 12 days.

Chelsea trail Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich 3-0 from the first leg of their last-16 meeting ahead of the return fixture.