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Manchester City were also in for Timo Werner, but only Chelsea got final ‘yes’ — reports

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Better luck next time!

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In all likelihood, Timo Werner will be a Chelsea player at some point this summer, and in the process become the least expensive of all the big-name players who might be involved in the upcoming transfer market.

But while the transfer is all but confirmed, until the ink is dry on the contract and everything’s announced, others could still try their luck. Liverpool may be in a bit of a financial pickle at the moment, but there are other big clubs who might have a few quid available.

One of them could be Manchester City. Pep Guardiola’s side are filled to the brim with attacking talent, from Leroy Sané and Raheem Sterling, to Riyad Mahrez and Bernardo Silva. But Sane’s future is less than certain with a move to Bayern Munich a very real possibility. And so, instead of giving an opportunity to a deserving youngster to play the role of the fourth winger, Pep is instead looking towards another big-name signing to fill the gap.

Fortunately for us, it is apparently too late for City. As per BILD’s Christian Falk, who was the first to break the Chelsea news earlier this week, City also tried to negotiate a deal, but Frank Lampard (and Petr Čech) were more convincing and sold the 24-year-old on having an important role to play for the Blues.

If this report is true, then Chelsea would have not only gazumped Man City for Jorginho, but will have also avoided getting gazumped by them for Werner. All in the space of three years. Good days indeed!