Chelsea agree to pay Timo Werner's release clause as Liverpool lose out on Leipzig forward

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Chelsea agree to pay Timo Werner's release clause as Liverpool lose out on Leipzig forward Photograph:( AFP )

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Chelsea have agreed to pay Red Bull Leipzig forward Timo Werner’s £54 million release clause. Werner, who is regarded as one of the most promising strikers in Europe, will head to the London club with fans excited to see the German striker take the Premier League by storm. 

In what comes as one of the sweetest scoops, Chelsea have agreed to pay Red Bull Leipzig forward Timo Werner’s £54 million release clause. Werner, who is regarded as one of the most promising strikers in Europe, will head to the London club with fans excited to see the German striker take the Premier League by storm. 

Werner has been enjoying a prolific season for Leipzig in Bundesliga 2019-20 season, scoring 25 goals in 25 appearances while helping the club battle for the top four spots in the league.

The 24-year-old was heavily linked with a number of big European clubs including Liverpool, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid but as per reports, Chelsea have toppled everyone by agreeing to pay the release clause.

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The exact amount of the release clause will depend on Leipzig’s Champions League qualification fate, however, Chelsea has agreed to pay the amount regardless of their achievement. The Frank Lampard-managed outfit has offered Werner contract worth £9m per year at Stamford Bridge and is now expected to go ahead and sign the German forward.

While Lampard did admit that he wants to make a “few additions” to his squad before the next season as Chelsea have unable to sign players in the last two transfer windows due to a ban.

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Meanwhile, Werner will be back in action with his current club Leipzig on Saturday as he will look to find the net against Paderborn. In the golden boot race, Werner is just four goals behind Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski after scoring in 4-2 win against Cologne.