Chelsea complete Timo Werner transfer after beating Premier League rivals


Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Timo Werner after Frank Lampard’s side beat their Premier League rivals to sign the star forward from RB Leipzig.

The 24-year-old joins the Stamford Bridge side after they offered him a £200,000-per-week deal, having triggered the £50million release clause that was due to expire on June 15.

Werner had been widely tipped to join Liverpool this summer, with Jurgen Klopp a known admirer of the Germany forward, who has scored 31 goals in all competitions for Leipzig this season.

But with the Reds feeling the pinch amid the coronavirus pandemic, they were reluctant to stump up the cash to prise the Germany international away from his homeland.

Manchester United were also linked with Werner, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were trumped by Chelsea as boss Lampard continues to revamp his squad following the signing of winger Hakim Ziyech from Ajax.

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