Frank Lampard is keen to open the chequebook this month and sign some attacking reinforcements to bolster his Chelsea squad.
The Blues were handed a two-window ban earlier in the year after breaching FIFA rules, but at the beginning of December it was confirmed that their appeal which was heard by the Court of Arbitration for Sport was successful.
Now that the ban has been reduced, the west London outfit can make signings this month and one of many players being linked with a move to Stamford Bridge is RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner.
With that said, here’s what we know about the rumours linking the German striker to Chelsea.
Lampard’s £150m January kitty budget
It could take a hefty sum to lure Werner away from RB Leipzig with the club in the Bundesliga title race and also in the round of 16 stage in the Champions League.
Luckily, Lampard is set to be backed with funds.
Football.london understand that Chelsea’s hierarchy have allotted set aside a £150m transfer budget to make up for lost time in the summer window.
RB Leipzig’s stance
football.londonunderstands there’s a chance of Werner leaving in January despite the Bundesliga side’s stunning first half of the season.
That could be because Leipzig are reportedly eyeing Krzysztof Piatek as a replacement for the Germany international.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Poland international’s future at the San Siro is uncertain following Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s arrival which could mean some activity involving all three clubs.
The Blues are no strangers to a triple transfer merry-go-round.
In the 2018 January window the were involved in a deal which saw Olivier Giroud arrive at Stamford Bridge as a replacement for Michy Batshuayi who had Borussia Dortmund on loan to fill the boots of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang following his move to Arsenal.
Could history repeat itself? Well, one part of a potential triple deal has already been completed.
What Lampard has said
Whilst not mentioning Werner by name,…