Bookies slash odds on Timo Werner joining Chelsea

Betting syndicate Ladbrokes have this afternoon provided updated odds on the possibility of Premier League giants Chelsea securing a deal for RB Leipzig star Timo Werner.

Leipzig standout

22-year-old striker Werner is widely-considered as one of the finest young players in Germany.

Since making the move to Leipzig in the summer of 2016, the prolific hitman has notched 56 goals in less than 100 appearances.

To this point in the current campaign, meanwhile, Werner has found the net 13 times in 19 outings across all competitions.

And the Stuttgart youth product’s stellar goalscoring form at club level has also seen him recognized as a fully-established German international over the last couple of years.

Michael Keane and Timo Werner -Germany vs England

Michael Keane puts pressure on Timo Werner during the international friendly match between Germany and England

Werner shared the prize as the top-scorer at the Confederations Cup in 2017, and was counted on as Die Mannschaft’s first-choice centre-forward at the World Cup last summer.

As such, with the attacker combining a creative streak and the versatility to play on the wing with his eye for goal, it comes as little surprise to learn that a number of European football’s biggest clubs are rumoured to be tracking Werner’s progress.

Chelsea swoop incoming?

The likes of Bayern Munich, Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United have all previously been named as suitors of Werner.

But, as per the aforementioned update from Ladbrokes this afternoon, a new club have today seen their odds of a swoop for the 23-time capped German international slashed.

The outfit in question are Premier League giants Chelsea.

The Blues are rumoured to be on the lookout for reinforcements at centre-forward, with Alvaro Morata’s future at Stamford Bridge looking increasingly uncertain.

And, as per Alex Apati of Ladbrokes:

‘It looks as though Chelsea will go all out for a new striker. With Werner’s odds of making a move being slashed drastically.’

Ladbrokes Latest Betting

Timo Werner Next Club

Liverpool – 9/4
Chelsea – 3/1
Dortmund – 3/1
Bayern Munich – 4/1
Tottenham – 5/1

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