Timo Werner has been a long-time Premier League target.
But now the Blues seem to be getting the edge.
Chelsea chief coach Frank Lampard has not had the luxury of signing the players he wants in his new position as a Blues coach since he was disabled this summer as a result of a transfer ban imposed on them by FIFA’s global governing body.
The Blues were banned from the two windows, but they were able to avoid those difficulties thanks to the Arbitration Court (CAS), which lowered their ban on a single window already served this summer, meaning Chelsea and Frank Lampard are capable to sign players freely from January.
According to the Daily Express, Chelsea are set to complete their first signing during the January transfer window by bringing Timo Werner, who plays for RB Leipzig in the German Bundesliga. Reports say that despite Tammy Abraham banging in the goals for Chelsea this season, the boss wants to add another striker to his squad.
Timo Werner scored goals that pushed RB Leipzig to the top of the German Bundesliga table during the winter break. The RB Leipzig star has 18 goals in 17 games in the Bundesliga, and would be a good option to partner with the likes of Abraham, Mason Mount and Willian in attack.