Chelsea convinced Timo Werner to abandon hopes of a move to Liverpool by presenting him with their own ‘three-year plan’.
Werner was expected to join Liverpool from Leipzig this summer but hasÂ agreed personal terms with Premier League rivals Chelsea instead.
The Blues will now hold talks with Leipzig over a transfer fee for a player whose Â£54m release clause expires on June 15.
The move has taken many by surprise as it had been assumed that Werner was set on either joining Liverpool or staying at Leipzig for another year.
But Chelsea manager Frank Lampard persuaded the German to commit to Stamford Bridge through a series of conversations.
‘During a few calls, it is understood the Englishman promised the striker he is staying in charge next season,’ The Athletic claim.
‘On top of that, he went into great detail about how there is a three-year plan in place to help Chelsea enjoy a new era of success.’
The report adds that Chelsea will remain busy in the summer transfer window, with Ben Chilwell their main target.
Jadon Sancho and Jeremie Boga are also of interest to a club that plans to offload up to ten playersÂ as part of a mass exodus.
‘The pursuit of Lampard’s targets will not stop here,’ it continues. ‘The AthleticÂ has also confirmed how Leicesterâs Ben Chilwell is who Lampard wants to be his left-back in the long term at Stamford Bridge.
‘There is confidence the move will happen even though the two clubs are far apart in their valuations.’
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