Chelsea have agreed with RB Leipzig a deal to sign their German international striker Timo Werner, according to The BBC.
It seemingly appears to be just the formalities to agree now and for Werner to sign the contract in what will be a massive coup for Chelsea.
The fee will likely be confirmed as his £54 million release clause, which is a great deal for a player of his calibre.
Liverpool were the favourites to land the 24-year old for quite sometime now, but they were not keen on paying the fee for a player who would likely be starting on their bench, as per The Athletic.
Whilst Chelsea fans were going wild with their celebrations, Liverpool fans had a massive meltdown on social media as the news filtered through that it looked like they were losing out of one of their most reported high priority signings of the summer.
You can’t help but laugh at some of these!
I've had enough. If we actually don't get Werner because those stingy pricks FSG can't pay £50 mil. There needs to be serious changes. Bought absolutely no one last season. Made the most in revenue and can't spend £50 MIL on one of the best strikers in Europe…
— AHM3D (@___AHM3D) June 4, 2020
this is a transfer we should easily been able to finance.klopp wanted him…he wanted Liverpool. wonder why it didnt happen?
— nick flavin (@nickflavin) June 4, 2020
We spent nothing last summer and simply cant afford to do so again. With AFCON looming hard to see us winning title again without top quality back up particularly given Origi's poor season.
— Stuff (@kkjhbffl) June 4, 2020
This is a disgrace if Klopp wanted him, he clearly wanted a move to Liverpool and at £53m you’ll never get a chance to sign someone with his record for that price again.
— Darren Charker (@charker_darren) June 4, 2020
This is a disaster a brilliant player who should be a red. Dont blow what klopp has created here FSG please
— Tony wyn Roberts (@creepykangaroo) June 4, 2020
And he will come back to Anfield to haunt us with a point to prove…
— 🅂🄰🄽🄳🄴🄴🄿 🄳🄴🅂🄰🄸 🇮🇳🔛🔝 (@desaisandeepb) June 5, 2020
a net spend of MINUS 62 million since we got alisson is nothing short of disgraceful
— michael 🇮🇪 (@michaelk0303) June 4, 2020
Liverpool's failure to trigger Werner's ~€55-60mm release clause – citing impact of new coronavirus economic environment & UEFA FFP rules on that valuation – will age very badly if Man City's UEFA ban is overruled by CAS next week…
— Drew Hunt (@huntdrew11) June 5, 2020
What a great owner Chelsea have. Whilst he’s splashing the cash on @TimoWerner and allowing NHS staff to stay in his hotel free of charge. Our owners can’t afford Werner and try using Furlough to save a few more £
— Darren Charker (@charker_darren) June 5, 2020
— Alex (@alexLFC1993) June 5, 2020
While all arrivals catch up and we end up back to square one great isn't it not
— bernard smith (@bsmithy59) June 5, 2020
Piss poor from Liverpool really he wanted the move should just stump the money up now he’s going be smashing them in against us suppose be big club but can’t pay 2oo k wages but city united arsenal Chelsea all can joke
— Owen Jackson (@owenjjackson) June 5, 2020
Everyone knew Werner wanted Liverpool. But FSG.. 🤬🤬
— Matt (@Smith_Matt2) June 5, 2020