Chelsea could confirm the £49million signing of RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner as early as this week, according to reports.
The Blues have agreed a deal in principle to bring Werner to Stamford Bridge this summer, beating Premier League rivals Liverpool and Manchester United to his signature.
It is believed the Germany striker has been offered a staggering £200,000 per week to become Frank Lampard’s second major signing in west London.
Official confirmation of the deal has not yet been made, but Telegraph journalist Matt Law believes it could come at some point this week.
Chelsea are close to completing the £49million signing of RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner
(Image: KAI PFAFFENBACH/POOL/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)
“Leipzig are not listed on German stock exchange so they and Chelsea can officially announce a deal on Werner whenever is mutually beneficial,” Law tweeted on Saturday.
“Could be next week, could be at end of Bundesliga season or when Leipzig are out of the CL [Champions League].
“Whenever it is, Werner’s on his way to #cfc”.
Reports suggest Frank Lampard could land his second major Blues signing as early as this week
Werner, who has scored 31 goals in 41 appearances for Leipzig this season, was heavily linked with a move to Liverpool before agreeing to join Chelsea.
However, reports suggest the Reds no longer have the funds to activate his £49million release clause, which Jurgen Klopp informed the player over the phone.
Werner was heavily linked with a move to Liverpool, only for Jurgen Klopp and co to pull out of the deal
(Image: Liverpool FC via Getty Images)
Sign up for the brilliant new Daily Star Sport email newsletter!
From the latest transfer news to the agenda-setting stories, get it all in your email inbox.
Put your email in the box at the top of this article or you can follow instructions on this link here.