Chelsea are reportedly interested in attacker Timo Werner from German top-flight club RB Leipzig.

According to the Sun, the Blues are “increasingly confident” that their transfer ban will be lifted and they will be able to sign players in the upcoming January window.

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It is understood that manager Frank Lampard is planning to target another back-up striker for Tammy Abraham, as Olivier Giroud may be allowed to exit in the New Year and that would leave just Michy Batshuayi in reserve.

The report explains that Chelsea already have Werner as a potential January target, while Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson has also been identified.

It remains to be seen if the ban will be overturned in January, but plans are already being drawn up for when the club can dip back into the transfer market.

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Academy graduate Abraham has started the campaign on fire, while Batshuayi is definitely keeping him on his toes with his goalscoring cameos and has a big role in the squad.

Werner is an exciting target for Chelsea to have, as he’s a young striker with a lot of quality and he would crank up competition at Stamford Bridge even further.

The 23-year-old forward is someone that is renowned for his blistering speed, but he also possesses a real calmness in front of goal when he breaks free from defenders and is proving that at the top level.

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He’s netted eight times in 12 games across all competitions so far this campaign and is one of the best talents emerging in the Bundesliga.

The Germany international already has 11 goals in 28 senior caps for his country and would be an intriguing addition to the Premier League at some stage.

It’s unclear on how much he would cost Chelsea and where he would fit into Lampard’s plans, but he would definitely be a stronger option than Wilson and is a future star.

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