Chelsea star striker rejected Man City to seal a move to Stamford Bridge

German international striker Timo Werner reportedly snubbed advances from Manchester City in order to sign for Chelsea. Reports in Germany claim that the German striker was a top target for Pep Guardiola this summer despite being strongly tipped to join Liverpool.

However, then-RB Leipzig star Werner turned down Pep Guardiola’s advances once Chelsea boss Frank Lampard entered the fray. 

The Blues ended up paying a bargain £47 million after meeting Werner’s release clause. 

The 24-year-old Germany international scored 34 goals in all competitions for RB Leipzig last season. He will certainly provide firepower that Chelsea have been lacking since the departure of of Diego Costa. 

Werner scored his first goal for Chelsea in their 1-1 draw with Brighton

Timo Werner Chelsea

He also scored in Germany’s stalemate with Spain on Thursday evening. Werner will definitely give Lampard plenty of options to tinker with going forward thanks to his versatility. 

The forward has made no secret of his admiration for the Chelsea manager. Werner has claimed that his time at the club has already been great after bonding with his new manager and teammates. 

He said: “The work with the manager recently has been really good. 

“He’s been showing and explaining to the whole team, not just me, what we can do on the pitch and how to improve on last season. 

“He’s been great to work with and he’s been discussing his plans for the future, and how we want to battle with teams like Man City and Liverpool. 

“I think Chelsea is a big club and with this team that we have, I think we can reach a new level.

Frank Lampard Chelsea
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“We have some very good players here and the manager is there to show us the way, and help us improve. 

“We’ve worked a lot on tactical things, as well as our strength and fitness, to make sure we are ready for the start of the season.”

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