Timo Werner: Chelsea set to beat Liverpool to £53m signing
Chelsea are closing in on the £53m signing of RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner, according to The Guardian.
The Blues are set to finalise a deal after productive talks with the Germany international. They have already had the move agreed in principle with Leipzig, who have confirmed the £53m release clause in their star striker’s contract.
Werner, aged 24, has also been strongly linked with a transfer to Liverpool, but the Premier League leaders are yet to launch a bid.
He now looks set to sign a five-year contract at Stamford Bridge, where coach Frank Lampard is rebuilding his attack ahead.
A deal for Ajax playmaker Hakim Ziyech was agreed in February. He will become a Chelsea player on July 1.
Werner is tipped to operate on the left of the Blues’ new-look forward line and support homegrown striker Tammy Abraham.
Werner has scored 92 goals in 154 appearances for Leipzig since joining them from VfB Stuttgart in 2016.