Chelsea have agreed a deal in principle for Timo Werner in the wake of holding progressive talks with the RB Leipzig forward, who is set to frustrate Liverpool by moving to Stamford Bridge for £53m.
Straightforward Lampard has been quick to reshape his assault since turning into Chelsea's administrator the previous summer and has pushed for the marking of Werner, whose £53m discharge statement lapses on 15 June. In spite of the fact that the club despite everything need to close dealings with Leipzig, they have offered the striker a five-year bargain.
Liverpool had focused on Werner, with Jürgen Klopp telling his board the Germany worldwide would fit in well at Anfield. In any case, the money related effect of the Covid-19 pandemic has constrained the Premier League pioneers to reevaluate their financial plan and they are yet to offer for the 24-year-old, permitting Chelsea to assume responsibility for the race to sign one of the most productive strikers in Europe.
Chelsea, fourth in the class when it was suspended in March, were under an exchange ban the previous summer and have reserves accessible after not making signings in January.
Lampard's assaulting alternatives are additionally set to be improved by the appearance of the Ajax playmaker Hakim Ziyech, who will end up being a Chelsea player on 1 July. Ziyech settled a £36m move from Ajax in February and the Moroccan will be accessible next season.
Chelsea have likewise observed Lyon's Moussa Dembélé, Bayer Leverkusen's Kai Havertz, and Borussia Dortmund's Jadon Sancho, yet it is Werner who has grabbed Lampard's attention. The German is agreeable through the center yet his capacity to work from the left would permit him to join with Tammy Abraham, Chelsea's leading goalscorer.
Werner began at VfB Stuttgart and has intrigued since joining Leipzig in 2016. He has 31 objectives in all rivalries this season and has helped Julian Nagelsmann's side to arrive at the Champions League quarter-finals.
Chelsea are likewise in the market for a left-back, with Lampard an enormous admirer of Leicester's Ben Chilwell. In the event that Chilwell demonstrates excessively costly, Chelsea could direct their concentration toward Ajax's Nicolás Tagliafico.