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REVEALED: Man Utd boss Solskjaer met with Werner before Chelsea choice

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer held face-to-face talks with Timo Werner before the German's move to Chelsea.

BILD says United boss Solskjaer travelled to Berlin to try and convince the then RB Leipzig forward to join Old Trafford.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is also said to have contacted Werner personally in an attempt to prize him over to the blue half of Manchester.

Ultimately Werner signed for Chelsea in June after Liverpool opted against making a move for the German.

The player admitted Chelsea boss Frank Lampard played a major role in his choice to pen a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge.

Werner said: “He [Lampard] was the main point.

“We talked a lot about things like the system, how he wants to play and sees me playing, and how the system fits me.

“He is a really nice guy who not only told me what he wants from me as a player because he wants to help me as a guy.

“He knows me now a little bit better and it fits very well between us and now I am happy to be here."

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