Chelsea set to make approach for €65m-rated Bundesliga forward

By | November 10, 2019

Chelsea are planning swoops for Crystal Palace attacker Wilfried Zaha and RB Leipzig centre-forward Timo Werner, according to a recent report.

Any moves the west Londoners make will hinge on the outcome of their hearing at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in late November, which will determine whether the club are allowed to make signings again.

If their transfer embargo is lifted, a British daily outlet The Express reports, deals for Zaha and Werner – both of whom Chelsea have shown interest in previously – will be prioritised.

Both Pedro and Willian are now over 30 and it is believed that Frank Lampard wants more youthful variants in the wide areas, with the 26-year-old Palace forward thought to be seen as a perfect fit.

Werner, who has had a hand in 12 goals for RB Leipzig this campaign, would give the Blues another option up front to complement the likes of Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud, although Chelsea will face competition as Liverpool and Manchester United are both also keen on the German striker.

Meantime, Chelsea will rival Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United and La Liga giants Real Madrid in their reported pursuit of Jadon Sancho in next summer’s transfer market, according to The Mirror.

The English winger has cemented himself as one of the most promising youngsters in world football since joining the German club Borussia Dortmund, claiming 15 goals and 19 assists in 42 Bundesliga matches.