Chelsea are aiming to take advantage of Liverpool’s decision to pull out of the race to sign RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner in upcoming transfer window.
Werner, 24, enjoyed a superb campaign with RB Leipzig this term, having scored 30 goals and registered 12 assists across all competitions.
The Blues boss Frank Lampard is desperate to sign a top striker to provide serious competition for Tammy Abraham, who has comfortably seen off the challenge provided by Michy Batshuayi and Olivier Giroud.
Frank Lampard wanted a new attacker recruited in January in bid to seal a top-four finish, which would represent a decent outcome for the Stamford Bridge icon’s maiden campaign in the dugout, but Blues boss failed to do the business due to materialized.
And he could finally get the attacker he dreams of in the coming months, according to reports in Germany.
Germany Newspaper BILD, claims that manager Frank Lampard tactician is desperate to add Timo Werner to his ranks because he plans to make the 24-year-old the central figure in his attacking set-up.
The reports explains in details that the west London club have been working on their interest in Werner for months and a ‘very good’ offer is in the pipeline.
BILD suggested that Chelsea will firm up their transfer plot as a result of Liverpool’s exit from the battlefield of sign the Germany international striker.
Jurgen Klopp’s & Co are refusing to pay Werner’s release clause, which stands at €55million (£49.5m) and expires after June 15, and have withdrawn from transfer talks.
RB Leipzig are open to negotiating for the Germany international after the deadline but will not offer much of a discount. Crucially, Liverpool now value Werner at significantly less than £30m due to the coronavirus crisis.