Chelsea have emerged as the ‘only option’ for Timo Werner, according to Sky Germany reporter Marc Behrenbeck.
Behrenbeck talks about interest from other clubs in the RB Leipzig star, including from Manchester United.
He states there was ‘real interest’ from the Red Devils and they even submitted an offer for the forward.
However, the Blues ‘immediately followed suit’ and tabled an offer which was ‘financially lucrative’. Due to this, the 24-year-old is expected to earn €11m per season at Chelsea.
With Real Madrid and Barcelona withdrawing from the ‘transfer poker’ and with Liverpool ending interest in the forward, ultimately Frank Lampard’s side were left as the ‘only option’ and the club who made the ‘hottest offer’ for the Germany international.
Leipzig director Oliver Mintzlaff said on Saturday that there has been no approach from any clubs for the player.
The journalist also states it was ‘100 percent so that’ Chelsea contacted the Bundesliga side last week and expressed their desire to pay Werner’s release clause. According to the report, Lampard’s side are expected to take steps next week and pay a fee ‘just under €60m’.
Reports from England have contradicted claims made by Behrenbeck with regards to Manchester United’s interest in Werner.
It was stated that Werner was one of the striker targets for the Old Trafford club, but United are prioritising strengthening other positions after extending Odion Ighalo’s loan deal until January 2021.