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​RB Leipzig not planning big money Werner replacement

RB Leipzig are not in a position to spend big money on a replacement for Timo Werner.

The German club agreed a substantial sale with Chelsea for the talented striker.

But the man who scored 34 goals in 45 games this term is not going to replaced by someone of a similar price.

That is according to the club's managing director, Oliver Mintzlaff.

According to Kicker, Mintzlaff said Leipzig would "act a little more cautiously in the transfer market than we did in the past - we will spend far less than we got for Timo Werner."

Mintzlaff added: "The manager, sporting director and management will not change anything until the end of the year.

"Since it is clear that we are not going to start the new season in front of a sold-out stadium, I am assuming that the team will once again make its contribution.

"It is probably an illusion to think that we could still play in a sold-out stadium this year. That is why we are currently expecting to lose over €20 million (£18m/$23m)."

"We have probably had the most successful season [in the club's history]," he went on to say about this season.

"But fair and honest consideration also means that we didn't achieve the results we all wanted with our football in the second half of the season.

"When a hungry coach works at a hungry club, naturally you dream of winning the title."

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