TIMO WERNER has reportedly already signed a contract to join Chelsea this summer.

The Germany international now looks set to complete his £48million move to the Blues later this month.

According to BILD, the 24-year-old RB Leipzig forward has penned an "XXL" deal with Frank Lampard's side.

The report claims Werner, who was also wanted by Liverpool and Manchester City, has agreed a contract worth £9m-a-year at Stamford Bridge.

Lampard visited Werner before the coronavirus outbreak to hold talks with the attacker over the transfer.

And he has continued that pursuit throughout lockdown with a number of phone conversations.

And his efforts have convinced the ex-Stuttgart forward that his future lies in West London.

He will exit Leipzig after a hugely-successful four-year stint in which he fired 93 goals in 157 appearances.

Werner will exit RB Leipzig for London once the Bundesliga season finishes, with his side having just two matches remaining.

He is determined to say goodbye to the club by firing them to Champions League qualification.

They only need two points from their final clashes with Dortmund and Augsburg to secure their spot for next season.

But he will not play any part in Leipzig's quest for Champions League glory this term.

Werner has decided not to stick around and feature in the quarter-final in August and will instead concentrate fully on his new job in London.

But his new side Chelsea face an uphill task after losing 3-0 to Bayern Munich in the first leg of their last-16 tie at Stamford Bridge.

And he would be unable to feature in the second leg for the Blues against the Bundesliga champions should he complete his make switch to the Prem.

The Champions League is set to be concluded with a mini-tournament in Portugal in August.

Portugal's capital Lisbon – which hosted the 2014 final between city rivals Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid – is the likely host after being backed by the Portuguese FA.

The city has both the Estadio Da Luz – home of Benfica – and the Estadio Jose Alvalade, where rivals Sporting Lisbon play.

Meanwhile, Werner could be joined at Stamford Bridge by compatriot Kai Havertz, but negotiations for the Bayer Leverkusen midfielder have reportedly stalled over the price.

Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno welcomed the news of his international team-mate's arrival to London but warned Gunners fans his "killer instinct" could make the Blues title contenders.

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