Chelsea have announced the capture of Timo Werner from RB Leipzig, after activating the striker’s £47.5million release clause.
The Blues had been in the market for attacking reinforcements, but Werner’s arrival is set to end Frank Lampard’s search for a new forward this summer.
Werner will remain with Leipzig for the remainder of the Bundesliga season, before arriving at Stamford Bridge next month to join up with his new Chelsea teammates.
Among them will be midfielder Hakim Ziyech, who agreed a deal in February but is also set to officially complete his move from Ajax in July.
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Despite the two high profile arrivals, Chelsea have been linked with further signings with Bayer Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz a reported target.
The Leverkusen youngster has attracted interest from a host of top clubs thanks to his performances in the Bundesliga this season, but it is Chelsea who have reportedly made the first move.
According to The Mail, the Blues stepped up their interest by opening talks for the £89million-rated star.
And if Chelsea are successful in their efforts to sign Havertz, the 21-year-old has explained where he sees his best position on the pitch.
“I would say the No.8 position, inside right,” Havertz said in an interview with Marca in November.
“I’m not a classic No.10, but I like to have the ball at my feet, simply enjoying myself on the pitch.
“I’ve played in many other positions, but I prefer to play in the centre, where I have more of the ball. My dream will always be to wear the No.10 one day at my club.
“There are many players that inspired me like Kaka, Zidane, Ronaldinho… They’ve always been my idols. Between the Spanish players, my favourite is Andres Iniesta. He’s outstanding on the ball. Unique. I like him the most.
“Toni Kroos is a great player, I model…