Chelsea leapfrog Liverpool with lethal striker to put Werner in jeopardy

Chelsea have made the first move and surged ahead of Liverpool in the race to sign a clinical marksman that could usurp Timo Werner, per multiple reports.

Chelsea have made an ominous start to the new campaign. The Blues currently sit atop the Premier League ladder and boast the finest defensive record on show. Chelsea’s water-tight defence has shipped just four goals in eleven matches, but their vibrant attack cannot be overlooked.

Despite being without club-record signing Romelu Lukaku in recent weeks, Chelsea are the second-top scorers with 27 goals. Only the Mohamed Salah-inspired Liverpool (31) have found the net more often.

Both sides boast a vast array of elite level attacking talents. Nonetheless, widespread reports have put the pair in contention to land another lethal forward.

Both the Reds and Blues have regularly been linked with RB Salzburg sensation, Karim Adeyemi. The 19-year-old is already a full-fledged Germany international and seemingly has the footballing world at his feet.

Now, two reports from Italian outlet Calciomercato have provided an update on Adeyemi’s situation.

The first article (via the Liverpool Echo) confirmed the Reds remain interested in the budding superstar. A summer move in 2022 would be to their liking, however, the second report has given Chelsea the edge.

Via the Hard Tackle, it’s noted Chelsea have ‘begun talks’ with Adeyemi’s representatives. Like Liverpool, they hope to snag the forward in next year’s summer window.

Chelsea are apparently ‘hopeful’ of pulling off the coup and plan to hold further meetings with the player’s entourage. Adeyemi’s contract with Salzburg doesn’t expire until 2024. As such, he will not come cheap.

In October, Austrian source ORF provided some insight into Salzburg’s plans for Adeyemi. According to their report, Salzburg will want somewhere between €30m and €40m for Adeyemi. However, they are open to his sale and will be willing to let him go for the right offer.

If Chelsea are prepared to stump up the desired sum, Adeyemi’s arrival could spell trouble for Timo Werner,

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