Werner has already scored 31 goals this season, with 25 of them coming in 29 Bundesliga appearances.

That formidable hit rate is sure to ease the goalscoring burden on Tammy Abraham, who has led the line for Chelsea this term.

The 22-year-old has enjoyed an impressive breakthrough campaign, scoring 15 times in 34 outings, but is likely to cede his starting berth to the German international.

Werner had looked destined to join Liverpool, making no secret that Anfield was his preferred destination, but the Reds refused to commit to a transfer.

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