The coronavirus outbreak, which put the Premier League on hold for three months, is likely to have a significant impact on the football transfer market.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard believes Timo Werner's decision to join the club next season is an exciting sign of where the Blues are headed.
Chelsea have secured the services of one of Europe's most coveted players with club director Marina Granovskaia hailing Timo Werner's "rare mix of being young and exciting and yet established and proven".
Chelsea are on course for a return to the Champions League next season as they hold a three-point lead over fifth-placed Manchester United with nine games of the Premier League season to go.
Earning the nickname 'Turbo Timo' because of his electric pace, which he attributes to running up mountains with his father as a child, Werner has been clocked at 11.1 seconds over 100 metres.
RB Leipzig's sporting director Oliver Mintzlaff said that the German side had not received a "transfer contract" from any club.
Timo Werner had been thought to to be attracting interest from Liverpool but it appears Chelsea have in fact met the German's reported release clause.
Jhon Cordoba claimed the early advantage for the home side but RB Leipzig scored four in 37 minutes, including Timo Werner's 31st goal in all competitions.
Timo Werner moved to within three goals of Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski at the top of the Bundesliga scoring charts.
Timo Werner's penalty proved to be the difference as Tottenham Hotspur found it difficult to hit the back of the net without Harry Kane and Son Heung-min.
Estonia vs Germany: Ilkay Gundogan struck twice before replacement striker Timo Werner added a third to keep Germany on course to qualify for Euro 2020.
The draw against Germany was enough to send the Netherlands into the Nations League knockout stages as Group One winners.
Mexico created the first upset of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, overcoming defending champions Germany 1-0 in a frenetic Group F game at the Luzhniki Stadium on Sunday.
FIFA World Cup 2018, Highlights Germany vs Mexico: Mexico beat defending champions Germany 1-0.
Timo Werner was in the thick of the action for the 62 minutes he played during the Germany vs Saudi Arabia FIFA World Cup friendly.
World champions Germany will face Chile in Sunday's final in St Petersburg while Mexico play Portugal in Moscow's third-place play-off