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Chelsea news: £60m Werner battle, Lampard’s transfer plan, surprise windfall, Chilwell update

It’s Monday and that means Chelsea are back in Premier League action tomorrow night as they host London rivals Arsenal.

The Blues will go into the derby looking to make amends for the 1-0 defeat away at Newcastle United at the weekend – a game in which they dominated in terms of possession but lacked a ruthless edge.

Having already tasted victory over the Gunners already this season, Frank Lampard’s side will be looking to complete the double over Mikel Arteta’s outfit and open up a 13-point gap between the two teams in the Premier League table.

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In addition, transfer gossip is sure to increase with deadline day in just under two weeks.

But the main focus for Lampard and his side is returning to winning ways and the clash against Arsenal – a team with just two Premier League victories since October – provides the perfect chance to do so.

There will be plenty of build up to the clash and with that said, here’s all the news from around Stamford Bridge over the past 24 hours.

£60m transfer battle

Chelsea’s struggles in front of goal were evident during the 1-0 defeat by Newcastle United at St James’ Park.

Luckily their two-window transfer ban hass been reduced, which means 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.

However, according to the Daily Mirror the Blues are set to face competition from Liverpool for the signing of the Germany international.

Timo Werner celebrates (Photo by Boris Streubel/Getty Images)
(Image: Boris Streubel/Getty Images)

Jurgen Klopp is a long-time ­admirer of the 23-year-old and the Reds are interested in a £60m transfer.

Amid all the transfer speculation, Werner did what he does best for Leipzig at the weekend – scoring goals as he netted twice in a 3-1 win over Union Berlin in the…

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