Chelsea have been heavily linked with Timo Werner this month. The 23-year-old has been on blistering form this season and would prove to be a more than able back-up for Tammy Abraham. He has now decided on his future.
The Daily Express reports that Werner is keen on an exit from RB Leipzig but would rather it be at the end of the season. He has been with the club for almost four years now and is seeking a new challenge at one of Europe’s elite clubs.
The German forward has been on brilliant form this season and you can see why the Blues are interested. He has scored 18 goals in 17 Bundesliga appearances and provided six assists on top of that.
Lampard is keen on bringing in reinforcements upfront to help his side when Abraham is not firing. The 22-year-old has 13 league goals himself this season but cannot carry the goalscoring burden alone.
Sky Sports Italia has reported that Olivier Giroud will have a medical at Inter Milan this weekend, which would leave Chelsea thin on the ground in the striker position. Those involved at the club may want to bring a new forward in this month, which would seemingly rule Werner out.
A deal for the German was always going to be difficult to negotiate. He is unlikely to come to a club that cannot make assurances of first-team football.
The Blues are unable to do that when Abraham is in such good form. The club that Werner will be playing his football at next season remains to be seen, but it might be time to forget about the idea of him in a Chelsea shirt.