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Chelsea set to make approach for 23-year-old Bundesliga forward

Premier League giants Chelsea have reportedly identified RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner as a top transfer target in January.

The West London club have had their transfer suspension lifted, meaning that they will be free to do business during the winter window having been transfer ban off.

Frank Lampard’s side are allegedly eyeing to break the club record and sign Borussia Dortmund attacker Jadon Sancho, who has also been heavily linked with Liverpool and Manchester United.

However, according to the Daily Mail, the capital heavyweights are also keen to secure the services of a new forward, with Werner regarded as the club’s No.1 target.

The report suggested that the Blues want a new forward to provide competition for Olivier Giroud and Tammy Abraham expected to move on at the start of 2020.

Werner, who has recently signed a new long-term contract with RB Leipzig back in August, has scored 19 times in 21 appearances at club level during the 2019-20 campaign.

Meanwhile, Chelsea and Man Utd supposedly observed James Rodriguez of Real Madrid, as per Marca’s claims some months back, with the report claiming he was available at a cut-price £36m deal.

And looking at the 28-year-old’s campaign so far, he’s definitely had his moments, however, was soon hampered by injuries and Zinedine Zidane once again favoured Rodrygo, Vinicius Junior Isco, Modric and Toni Kross.