Timo Werner Close To Agreeing Move To Chelsea
Chelsea could be on the verge of a huge signing, with reports from Germany claiming the Blues are close to agreeing a deal for Timo Werner.
The RB Leipzig striker looks certain to leave the club this summer and has been heavily linked with Liverpool in the past, with the player reportedly wanting to link up with Jurgen Klopp.
However it now looks like the 24-year-old will make a move to Chelsea, with Bild claiming that the player is close to agreeing a move worth 'almost €60 million.'
Werner's deal would reportedly see him earn more than €10 million-a-year until 2025 and he currently has a £49 million release clause in his contract with Leipzig that only lasts until June 15th, which is why Chelsea have moved now.
Speaking earlier this week about the possibility of losing the striker, Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann said, "He knows what he has in Leipzig and also what he has with me.
"I show him that - he gets many chances to develop himself. I don't know if it will help him that much if I tell him every day.
"A player has to feel that he can get better. If he doesn't feel that, it wouldn't do any good if I kept on telling him to stay here.
"In the end, it is his life, his career, he can decide that. I can't think of anything new to say to Timo."
The former Stuttgart striker has been in brilliant form this season, scoring 25 goals in 29 games in the Bundesliga and also scoring four times in eight Champions League games so far.
Chelsea's front line has been led by Tammy Abraham this season and the 22-year-old has scored 13 times in the Premier League but only once in his past seven games since the start of the year.
Olivier Giroud had come back into contention scoring twice in the previous three league games before lockdown, but the Frenchman's contract runs out in the summer.
Frank Lampard has built his team mainly on younger players and Werner fits that whilst also bringing experience and brilliant scoring record to the table.
After also adding Hakim Ziyech to next season's squad it's already shaping up to be an excellent summer for the west London club.