Timo Werner has agreed to join Chelsea, according to the latest reports and the most reliable ones.
Reports broke out late afternoon that Liverpool had dropped out and that Chelsea were now the favourites. Following the initial report, news has been flying out, and here’s a thread from our very own Simon Phillips of all the journalists who have reported that the German will be joining the best club in London.
The 24 year old has been a player who Lampard has wanted for some time, and who Chelsea have kept an eye on. It has been said that Roman Abramovich has wanted to back Frank Lampard this Summer in the transfer window, and this is certainly a first sign towardst this.
The German forward has scored 25 goals and provided the team with 7 assists in just 29 games so far this season. Chelsea have been lacking a threat in front of goal at some times this season, and there is no doubt that Werner will aid with this problem.
Timo can play both on the wing and through the middle, giving a lot of versatility in the forward areas. Not only does this mean that he won’t be directly blocking Tammy Abraham, but will also be an option out wide.
The Latest news is that Chelsea are willing to trigger his 60 million euro release clause. Liverpool have not made a bid and we will be waiting to see if they change their mind.
The deal is not done fully, and there is a bit to go, but it is looking very likely.