Here are the Chelsea evening headlines for Monday, June 29.
The role Frank Lampard played in sealing Chelsea’s Timo Werner deal
Timo Werner’s goalscoring exploits for RB Leipzig ensured he was always going to be in high demand, but it was Chelsea who ensured they would be the German striker’s next destination.
While the Blues’ spending power guaranteed them a seat at the table ahead of a move worth a reported £53million, Werner revealed how their manager Frank Lampard helped convince him he was making the right move.
“Frank Lampard in particular stood behind me and really wanted me to know that if I went to Chelsea, I could feel just as comfortable as I do with Leipzig,” Werner told Sky Germany, as reported by Metro.
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“In the conversations with me, the coach often emphasised how much he wanted me, how much he valued me as a person.”
Werner scored 28 Bundesliga goals this season, a tally bested only by Robert Lewandowski, and the 95 he has in all competitions for Leipzig since joining in 2016 is a club record.
Chelsea midfielder tempted by Serie A move despite PSG rumours
Tiemoue Bakayoko seems set to leave Chelsea in the next transfer window, but the French midfielder is understood to be tempted to pass on the opportunity on an extended Ligue 1 stay.
Paris Saint-Germain had been interested, but Le10 Sport reports that AC Milan now appears to be the most likely destination.
Bakayoko spent the 2018/19 season on loan at Milan, having struggled to make his mark at Stamford Bridge, and is reportedly tempted by a move back to the Rossoneri on a permanent basis.
He has spent the current campaign on loan at Monaco, playing 20 of their 28 games before the Ligue 1 season came to an early end, but a longer-term return to the principality doesn’t appear to be on the cards.