Timo Werner reportedly rejected each Manchester City AND Manchester United with a purpose to be part of Frank Lampard’s Chelsea aspect.
The Germany worldwide accomplished a £48million transfer to Stamford Bridge value round £170,000-a-week in June.
However the striker was not quick on choices.
For months, it appeared as if Premier League champions would swoop in to signal the RB Leipzig star after Jurgen Klopp spoke glowingly about him.
But the monetary implications of COVID-19 successfully derailed the Reds’ possibilities to signal the 24-year-old.
In line with Bild, Liverpool weren’t the one membership fascinated by snaring Werner from beneath Chelsea’s noses. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is claimed to have met the striker in Berlin in an try to convey him to Previous Trafford.
And Pep Guardiola is reported to have tried to personally persuade Werner to affix – solely to be rebuffed.
Frank Lampard and Petr Cech have been reportedly on the coronary heart of negotiations for Chelsea, with Werner sure he wished to maneuver to west London after talking to the previous England midfielder.
Actually, Werner has admitted Lampard was the first purpose he selected the Blues over their Premier League rivals.
“He [Lampard] was the primary level,” Werner stated.
“We talked loads about issues just like the system, how he desires to play and sees me enjoying, and the way the system matches me.
“He’s a very nice man who not solely advised me what he desires from me as a participant as a result of he desires to assist me as a man.
“He is aware of me now slightly bit higher and it matches very nicely between us and now I’m glad to be right here.”