Chelsea are reportedly preparing a move for German international Timo Werner ahead of the January transfer window.
If the report by Daily Express is to be believed, Timo Werner is the subject of interest from Chelsea, who are set to enter the market in the January transfer window for attacking reinforcements. The German international has a meager release clause worth €30 million in his RB Leipzig contract.
Werner has always been regarded as one of the most promising forwards in Europe. And, the 23-year-old is finally starting to deliver on that promise, with Julian Nagelsmann bringing the best out of him this term.
The German international has been in sensational form in the current campaign, with 23 goals and 10 assists in 25 appearances across all competitions till date. The superb record has invariably piqued the interest of some of the biggest clubs in the world, who have now been joined by Chelsea.
Chelsea are reportedly set to enter the market to beef up their squad in the January transfer window after seeing their transfer ban being reduced by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Attack seems to be an area that is set to get special attention from Frank Lampard, with Jadon Sancho also reportedly being linked with a possible winter move.
The interest in Werner makes a great deal of sense despite Tammy Abraham’s strong campaign so far. Beyond the English international, Lampard has Michy Batshuayi and Olivier Giroud as options to lead the line for Chelsea but has only preferred using either player when Abraham has been unavailable.
While Batshuayi has often delivered when called upon, Giroud seems to be nearing the end of his Chelsea stint and has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge in recent weeks. Werner is, thus, a viable target for Chelsea to pursue, with the German international’s ability to play out wide equally adeptly an added bonus.
What makes Werner a more appealing target is the fact that he has a mere €30 million release clause in his RB Leipzig contract. However, Chelsea will have stiff competition in pursuit of the German international, who has also been linked with Manchester United, Liverpool and Bayern Munich.
Chelsea will also have to persuade the player to leave Leipzig in the middle of a campaign wherein the club are in contention for the Bundesliga title. For now, though, it looks like Werner is one of the Blues’ targets to bolster their attack this winter, and it remains to be seen if a move sees the light of the day.