On May 5th, we relayed news from Germany that reports of Liverpool offering a five-year contract worth €50m to Timo Werner were ‘incorrect’.
It was also explained Jürgen Klopp should meet the RB Leipzig striker personally, but the Covid-19 pandemic has delayed it.
Bild now explains the Reds could face competition from their league rivals Chelsea for the 24-year-old.
Frank Lampard’s side are interested in acquiring the Germany international’s services and they have already contacted his representative, Karlheinz Förster.
The Blues currently have the services of Tammy Abraham, Olivier Giroud, Michy Batshuayi as the three strikers in the squad, while Pedro and Willian are expected to leave Stamford Bridge after their contracts expire in the summer.
According to the report, Lampard wants to build a squad to challenge for the title and he plans to rejuvenate his side’s ageing attacking division. This is where the Bundesliga forward fits in the plan at Chelsea.
Bild states Werner has a €60m release clause that’s valid until June 15th, meaning the west London club or any other suitor have over a month to trigger the attacker’s buyout clause.
Liverpool remain the ‘big favourite’, but they are not the only serious candidate interested in the player, suggesting Chelsea have now joined the race for the Leipzig star.