David Ornstein divulged on what Frank Lampard told Timo Werner of his future plans, as part of the strategy to sign the striker for Chelsea.   

The Athletic’s Football Correspondent spoke confidently on their official Youtube channel about the strategies that Lampard had laid out when attempting to pry the 24-year-old away from RB Leipzig.

Chelsea were in a race with Liverpool to direct Werner towards the Premier League, however it was the Blues who finished in pole position, agreeing a five-year deal worth £45m (Sky Sports).

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LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 07: Timo Werner of Chelsea looks on during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Sheffield United at Stamford Bridge on November 07, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

The German international was joined by his fellow countryman, Kai Havertz, Hakim Ziyech and Ben Chilwell, that took Chelsea’s summer spending over the £200m mark (BBC Sport). Include Thiago Silva on a free, and the Blues had an incredibly rich transfer window.

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 24: Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford on October 24, 2020 in Manchester, United Kingdom. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)

Although the bucks were big, Ornstein said one of the main reasons the likes of Werner decided on Chelsea was because Lampard had projected his blue prints for the next two years.

He said, “I know that in negations with the likes of (Timo) Werner about joining Chelsea, Lampard spoke about a two-year project that saw him blend world class young players with experienced pros to lead Chelsea back to being competitive for the top domestic and European honours.”

Lampard certainly has that mixture he promised to his latest recruits, yet results and performances have taken a down turn, coinciding with the disappointing form of Werner and Havertz.  

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LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 17: Timo Werner of Chelsea celebrates with teammate Kai Havertz after scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Southampton at Stamford Bridge on October 17, 2020 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Usually, this would spell seriously bad omens for a manager in his position, however Ornstein mentioned that Lampard had already promised his prize possessions that he would be going nowhere, in spite of any poor form.

“He (Lampard) reassured them he had the clubs backing on that and even if there was a downturn in results, they wouldn’t act as they have with previous managers.”

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