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  1. Chelsea's Transfer Targets

    Chelsea are plotting a move to try to snatch Red Bull Leipzig forward Timo Werner from under the noses of Liverpool. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp wants to add Werner to his squad in the next transfer window, but the Premier League leaders are yet to match his £53million release clause. Werner is thought to be keen on a move to Anfield, but that has not stopped Chelsea exploring the situation with a view to making a bid of their own. Should Liverpool continue to drag their feet, then Chelsea are ready to make an offer for Werner, whose release clause expires on June 15. Both Liverpool and Chelsea may be willing to allow Werner’s current release clause to expire because it drops to £36m in 12 months and the German club have virtually admitted defeat over the prospect of keeping the 24-year-old. That means clubs could try to negotiate a fee between £36m and £53m to take Werner this summer. Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann was asked about Werner’s future after the Germany international scored in Monday night’s victory over Cologne and said: “There is nothing we can do about it. He knows what he has in Leipzig and also what he has with me. “I show him that — he gets many chances to develop himself. I don't know if it will help him that much if I tell him every day. “A player has to feel that he can get better. If he doesn't feel that, it wouldn't do any good if I kept on telling him to stay here. In the end, it is his life, his career, he can decide that. I can't think of anything new to say to Timo.” Chelsea’s biggest hurdle would seemingly be to convince Werner to give up on a move to Anfield while their own Champions League qualification is still in the balance. Liverpool are sure to be in next season’s Champions League and stand on the brink of winning the Premier League title, while Chelsea are fourth and face an end-of-of-season race to secure qualification. Head coach Frank Lampard has identified his attack as being one of the main areas he wants to strengthen in the next transfer window. Chelsea failed with bids for both Dries Mertens and Edison Cavani in January, with Napoli and Paris Saint-Germain unwilling to do business. Napoli hope to finalise a new contract with Mertens, which has forced Chelsea to look elsewhere and Werner is a player of similar qualities in that he can operate off the flank, through the middle or alongside another striker. Lampard had spoken of wanting experience in his frontline and, despite the fact he is only 24, Werner has played in the Champions League and made 29 appearances for Germany. He has already scored 25 Bundelisga goals for Leipzig this season, which is nine more than another forward looked at by Chelsea, 23-year-old Moussa Dembele, has managed for Lyon in Ligue 1. Dembele is expected to push for a move to the Premier League at the end of the season and could yet force his way back up Chelsea’s list of targets if Lyon’s valuation, which had stood at over £50m, decreases. Lampard would be interested in Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang if he became available, but Chelsea realise it could be difficult to do business with Arsenal over the 30-year-old. Werner would certainly add something different to what Lampard currently has in Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud, who has admitted that his decision to sign a 12-month contract extension was influenced by the coronavirus crisis. Having almost left Stamford Bridge in January, former Arsenal striker Giroud had forced his way into Lampard’s team ahead of Abraham before the suspension of football. "I simply seized my opportunity and I repaid the faith that the manager had shown in me," said Giroud. "That's why the club ultimately offered me the chance to continue my time at Chelsea and I accepted immediately because I like it here. I want to keep winning trophies and I want to continue to show the manager that he can count on me. “Plus, with the whole coronavirus lockdown situation, I didn't really feel comfortable with the idea of moving abroad and uprooting my family. I think a lot about our quality of life and we have a great setup here. I think a lot about my family now.”
  2. General Transfer Talk

    Lyon won't stop Houssem Aouar, wanted by City and Juve from leaving. The midfielder's exit, planned for this summer is gonna take longer than expected, this however isn't enough yet for Lyon to try to keep him.
  3. Chelsea's Transfer Targets

    Probably just a fake news, even the most reliable Ajax journos like Verweij and Jansen haven't said anything about it.
  4. Chelsea's Transfer Targets

    Can't believe Lampard consider Chilwell and Dembele as major signings............
  5. Chelsea's Transfer Targets

    Honigstein already confirmed our interest on Havertz last month anyway. As for Ndidi link Simon Phillips only quoting Mundo Deportivo, so not exactly his own source.
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  7. Timo Werner

  8. Chelsea's Transfer Targets

  9. General Transfer Talk

    Probably either Havertz or Sancho.
  10. Chelsea's Transfer Targets

    According to La Gazette du Fennec, Chelsea have now come forward and ‘officially contacted’ Brentford over signing winger Saïd Benrahma, having made the 24-year old one of their ‘priorities’.
  11. Chelsea's Transfer Targets

    Simon Johnson on the Athletic Chelsea Podcast: "I was talking to someone the other day and they were suggesting that in all likelihood there will be one big signing and then take it from there". https://theathletic.com/podcast/139-straight-outta-cobham/?episode=28