Chelsea News: Timo Werner jersey’s number revealed, as Lampard gets credit for signing striker

Timo Werner wears the no.11 shirt for RB Leipzig and with any luck, the Germany international may be able to take that shirt if he moves to Stamford Bridge.

The current vacant Chelsea shirt numbers are 6, 25, 26 and 27, but with Frank Lampard looking for attacking reinforcements ahead of the expected departures of Willian and Pedro, it perhaps indicates that Werner will be able to pick his favoured shirt number.

Fellow summer arrival Hakim Ziyech wears no.22 for Ajax, a shirt taken by Christian Pulisic last year, but could be tempted by a promotion to no.10.

Meanwhile, Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard’s phone calls to Timo Werner paved the way for Chelsea to leapfrog Liverpool for the German international’s signature, writes Jack Rosser..

The Blues are set to complete a £53million deal for the RB Leipzig forward next week, with Werner joining on a long-term contract worth a reported £9million-a-year, making him one of the club’s highest-earners after bonuses.

Werner had made clear his desire to join Liverpool, but after the champions elect proved unwilling to meet his release clause, Chelsea swooped thanks to quick work from transfer chief Marina Granovskaia and Lampard’s personal interventions.

The Chelsea boss detailed to Werner exactly how he would fit into his plans, offering the 24-year-old the chance to immediately play a far more significant role in west London than Jurgen Klopp could have offered him at Anfield given the quality of the Reds’ current front three.

Werner’s signing proves a major coup for Lampard, who has made his intentions as Chelsea manager clear from the off

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