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Chelsea to rival Liverpool for signature of RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner after making ‘direct contact’ with player’s representatives

Chelsea have stepped up their pursuit for a striker with reports suggesting the club has made ‘direct contact’ with Timo Werner’s representatives over a move for the RB Leipzig ace.

Speculation has been rife about the future of the Germany star, who has had a phenomenal campaign with 27 goals in 36 appearances.

Werner has developed impressively since his move to RB Leipzig

Liverpool have also been heavily linked with a move for the 24-year-old in recent months, though reports this week suggested that Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has been frustrated by the fact he cannot meet the player in person due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Werner reportedly has a £51million release clause in his contract which runs until 2023.

Blues boss Frank Lampard is on the hunt for a striker this summer and according to Kicker, Stamford Bridge chiefs are very serious about signing the German frontman and have made ‘direct contact’ with the Bundesliga club.

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Last week, Leipzig CEO Oliver Mintzlaff said he was ‘deeply relaxed’ about the forward’s future, insisting he has made no indication that he wants to leave the club this summer.

“I’m deeply relaxed about Werner,” he told Sky Deutschland.

“He hasn’t signalled yet that he wants to leave at the end of the season and he doesn’t have to.

“He has a contract until 2023.”


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