Chelsea have completed the signing of RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner for a reported fee of £47.5million.
Werner will join the Blues on a five-year contract worth just over £170,000-a-week and will move to England at the end of the Bundelsiga season.
The 24-year-old German international became second singing for the Blues after Hakim Ziyech, with the club also chasing Bayer Leverkusen winger Kai Havertz and Leicester City left-back Ben Chilwell.
Werner was convinced to join Chelsea by head coach Frank Lampard after he and technical and performance advisor Petr Cech made a pre-lockdown trip to speak with the player, his agent and his family.
He is currently enjoying the most profitable season of his career yet, having already scored 32 goals and registered 13 assists in 43 appearances in all competitions. After finding the net again against Fortuna Dusseldorf last night, he has two games remaining this season to improve on those numbers.
Werner said: ‘I am delighted to be signing for Chelsea, it is a very proud moment for me to be joining this great club. I of course want to thank RB Leipzig, the club and the fans, for four fantastic years. You will forever be in my heart. I look forward to next season with my new team-mates, my new manager and of course the Chelsea fans. Together we have a very successful future ahead of us.”