Chelsea agree £54m transfer for Timo Werner with Leipzig striker set to join on five-year, £200k-a-week deal – The Sun

CHELSEA have agreed a £54million deal for RB Leipzig star Timo Werner.

The striker looks set to sign a five-year contract after Frank Lampard made it clear he is ready to meet the German's release clause.

Werner will pocket around £200,000-a-week, making him one of Chelsea’s top earners.

But there is still the danger of Liverpool making a last-gasp bid.

Lampard’s men have already signed Hakim Ziyech from Ajax in a £37m deal.

And the presence of Werner up front could give Chelsea the extra edge they need in pursuit of a sixth Premier League title.

The highly-rated forward, 24, has scored 31 goals in all competitions this season, taking his total Leipzig tally to 92 in just four seasons.

Liverpool were hoping to sign Werner despite already boasting Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino in attack.

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