Timo Werner’s transfer value as Frank Lampard and Chelsea weigh up bid

Chelsea are expected to be busy in the January transfer window.

The Blues’ two window embargo handed down by FIFA for irregularities over the signing of youth players was cut to one by the Court of Arbitration for Sport – and they have already served that one window ban in the summer.

That means Frank Lampard and co are free to bring in new signings in January to bolster the squad and cement their place in the top four in the Premier League.

It is being reported that Lampard has a transfer kitty of around £150million to spend and the Blues have been linked with plenty of players already.

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The window has been open for just three days and we are yet to see any of the big clubs make their first moves, but it is surely only a matter of time.

In terms of players arriving at Stamford Bridge it has been strikers that have been mostly linked with a move to west London, with Lampard keen to take some of the pressure off Tammy Abraham’s young shoulders.

Of those to have been heavily linked, Moussa Dembele and Timo Werner stand out.

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German international Werner has been tipped to move to the Premier League before, with Liverpool previously showing an interest. But now it is the Blues who are closely monitoring his situation at RB Leipzig.

There have been suggestions of a £51million price tag, but should the German side be expecting more?

Since 2013, the CIES Football Observatory have developed a powerful econometric approach to estimate the transfer value of professional footballers on a scientific basis.

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