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Chelsea have sealed the signing of Timo Werner from RB Leipzig on a five-year deal.

The 24-year-old has been one of the stand-out performers in the Bundesliga over recent seasons and last night scored his 26th league goal of the campaign.

Werner had been heavily linked with a move to Liverpool, however the Reds decided not to go in for the forward and it is Chelsea who have pounced for his signature.

The Germany international will be a massive boost to Frank Lampard for next season, with the Blues having already signed Hakim Ziyech for the upcoming campaign.

And Werner is now a Chelsea player after the Blues paid his £47.5million release clause, with his contract running until 2025.

Werner said: “Werner said: ‘I am delighted to be signing for Chelsea, it is a very proud moment for me to be joining this great club. I of course want to thank RB Leipzig, the club and the fans, for four fantastic years.

“You will forever be in my heart. I look forward to next season with my new team-mates, my new manager and of course the Chelsea fans. Together we have a very successful future ahead of us.”

Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia added: “We are very excited that Timo Werner has chosen to join Chelsea. He is a player who was coveted all over Europe and it is no surprise, he has that rare mix of being young and exciting and yet established and proven.

“We can’t wait to have Timo on board, but until then we wish him and RB Leipzig all the best for the rest of this season.”

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