Chelsea have completed a £47.5 million deal to sign Timo Werner from RB Leipzig.
Werner will sign a five-year contract with the Blues worth just over £170,000-a-week and will move to England at the end of the Bundesliga season, according to the Telegraph.
The story has been confirmed by Chelsea.
“The 24-year-old has agreed personal terms with the Blues, and will remain at the German club for the rest of the Bundesliga season,” reads a statement on the club’s website.
“He will link up with his new team-mates in July, subject to passing a medical examination.”
Werner was reportedly convinced to join the Premier League club after Frank Lampard and Petr Cech, Chelsea‘s technical and performance advisor, made a pre-lockdown trip to meet the player, his family and his agent.
Werner becomes Chelsea’s second signing ahead of next season after they completed a deal for Ajax’s Hakim Ziyech.
The young striker is enjoying a prolific season in Germany, scoring 32 goals and providing 13 assists for RB Leipzig.
He said: “I am delighted to be signing for Chelsea, it is a very proud moment for me to be joining this great club.
“I of course want to thank RB Leipzig, the club and the fans, for four fantastic years. You will forever be in my heart.
“I look forward to next season with my new team-mates, my new manager and of course the Chelsea fans. Together we have a very successful future ahead of us.”
With Chelsea also trying to sign Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen and Ben Chilwell from Leicester City, the club’s ambition is clear.
They haven’t won the Premier League since 2017 but are desperate to return to the top.
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