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Ex-Bayern Munich striker Alan McInally believes Werner will be a great addition to Chelsea.

Updated: Sep 8, 2020

Werner's versatility would make him a huge asset at Stamford Bridge.

Timo Werner transfer to Chelsea is on the cards.

Ex-Bayern Munich and Aston Villa striker Alan McInally believes RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner would be successful at Chelsea.

McInally hailed the Germany international's all-round game, adding that his 'versatility' will be plus for Frank Lampard's side.

According to widespread reports, the west London club have agreed a deal in principle to sign Leipzig star Werner - who has also attracted interest from Liverpool and Manchester United.

The 24-year-old has a €55m (£49.4m) release clause which expires on Monday, June 15, and it is believed the Blues have offered him a £200,000-a-week contract.

McInally told Sky Sports: "He's a really good player and £50m in the world of football nowadays is as good a price as you're going to get for a player who has so much potential. What he has is a versatility, but he doesn't just play through the middle - he can play in a wide area and cuts in.

"He was playing as an out and out centre forward at Stuttgart and it was only under Julian Nagelsmann at Leipzig where he was put out wide in a game against Bayern Munich to try to counter Bayern's wide players. He's very quick and showed his ability and versatility from there.

"Chelsea have some really good young players but I don't see a problem with him coming in. I thought he'd end up at Liverpool given the German connection, but it will be a case of who Chelsea look to play alongside him.

"There's been more responsibility put on him this season and he's responded. He has sometimes even played in a No 10 role which again has shown his versatility."

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