Chelsea ready to pay £54m release clause for Leipzig striker
- Timo Werner to Chelsea
- Chelsea ready to pay £54m release clause
Chelsea’s transfer list boosted by the interest of the German striker Timo Werner to join the Blues when the transfer window reopens.
According to the reports, Chelsea are ready to pay £54m (€60m/ $68m) release clause for Leipzig striker Werner. The Blues has already made possible contact with the club about the player.
Werner has been establishing himself as one of the finest striker in Europe, having already scored 25 goals in 29 appearances for Leipzig in Bundesliga. Leipzig is at third position in the league currently.
Werner’s outstanding form has already attracts the interest from number of Europe’s top clubs, including Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Liverpool.
In the past few days, the striker has been in strong link. However, the striker subsequently shows his interest in the London club.
With Salah, Mane and Firmino trio standing firm at Anfield, the German international was worried abut possible place in the starting line-up with Origi as perfect back-up.
Chelsea will be offering a contract that could go up to £9m ($11.4m) per year at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea boss Lampard is keen on adding few players to his squad after serving a-window transfer ban. Lampard has already added Ajax winger Hakin Ziyech in the team and will be joining the Blues in coming season.
With Oliver Giroud renewing his stay at the Bridge, the addition of Werner could end up another striker Michy Batshuayi leaving the club. Tamy Abhram has been serving as the main man for Lampard’s forward line.
Frank Lampard is also keen on adding a left-back and has been targeting Leicester and England left-back Ben Chilwell.
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