Werner, 23, has been in scintillating form for RB Leipzig ever since he moved from Stuttgart in the summer of 2016. Now into his fourth season at the club, the German has scored 86 times in 140 looks and has further set up 37.
He has also established himself as Germany’s first-choice striker in the last couple of years and seems to be getting better with every game. This season, he’s scored 20 goals in 18 Bundesliga games, with two of these coming recently against Union Berlin.
He has been a vital member in Julien Nagelsmann’s squad this year as Leipzig stay on top of the league table with the hope of clinching their first-ever Bundesliga title. Meanwhile, Evening Standard has reported that Werner recently expressed his desire of playing in the Premier League while talking to German newspaper Bild.
However, Jurgen Klopp’s men have been undefeated in the top-flight this year and look likely to claim the Premier League title by the end of the season.
Speaking of attacking ranks, the Reds have been quick to address the shortcomings in their frontline and have signed Takumi Minamino from RB Salzburg. The Japanese international has joined an already strong attacking system consisting of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah.
Additionally, they also have Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri, who have done their best in bit-part roles and have covered well in the absence of their first-choice forwards. Therefore, signing Werner would make very little sense for the Anfield outfit after having already made a good signing in Minamino.
On the other hand, the Blues have continued to battle without a proper backup to support Tammy Abraham up front. Olivier Giroud and Michy Batshuayi haven’t been persuasive so far this term.
Despite beginning well, Chelsea look to have lost track and their recent 1-0 loss to Newcastle highlighted the dire need of reinforcement to their attacking ranks. An experienced centre-forward would be an ideal solution for the side that has lacked sufficient goals.
He’s capable of walking straight into Lampard’s squad and this move may also benefit Abraham, who has been playing week in and week out.
The Germany international has proven to be among the most lethal strikers in the Bundesliga within the past four years. He is considered to be one of the most sought-after players in Europe and the Premier League could be a perfect destination for him to develop himself.
A closer look at both sides clearly indicates that Chelsea are in need of a striker who could sort out their goalscoring difficulties and lead them in every game together with the young Englishman. Hence, the Blues must beat off competition from their rivals Liverpool and lure the German into Stamford Bridge.