Chelsea are reportedly keen on acquiring attacker Timo Werner from German top-flight side RB Leipzig.
The Sun have it that, Chelsea are “increasingly confident” that their transfer embargo will be lifted and they will be able to land players in the upcoming January transfer window.
It is understood that chief Frank Lampard is planning to target another back-up forward for Tammy Abraham, as Olivier Giroud may be allowed to leave in the New Year and that would leave just Michy Batshuayi on the bench.
The report explains that Blues already have Timo as a potential January target, while Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson has also been pinpointed.
It remains to be seen if the embargo will be overturned in January, but plans are already being drawn up for when the west Londoners can dip back into the transfer market.
Academy product Abraham has started the season on fire, while Batshuayi is definitely keeping the teammate on his toes with his goalscoring cameos and has a big role in the roster.
Timo is an exciting target for Chelsea to have, as he is a young striker with a lot of quality and he’d crank up competition at Stamford Bridge even further.
The 23-year-old centre-forward is someone that is renowned for his blistering speed, but Werner also possesses a real calmness in front of goal when the German breaks free from defenders and is proving that at the high level.
He’s netted eight times in 12 games in all competitions so far this season and is one of the best talents emerging in the Bundesliga.