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Werner reveals Lampard chat that convinced him to join Chelsea

Timo Werner has revealed how Frank Lampard convinced him to join Chelsea.

The Germany international will join Chelsea on July 1 from RB Leipzig after the clubs agreed a £47.5m deal.

"The discussions with the board at Chelsea were so good that I ultimately chose them," he told Sky Sports.

"Frank Lampard in particular stood behind me and really wanted me to know that if I went to Chelsea, I could feel just as comfortable as I do with Leipzig.

"In the conversations with me, the coach often emphasised how much he wanted me, how much he valued me as a person,.

"Of course it's hard to give up an oasis of wellbeing like the one I've had in Leipzig for years, but you can only get ahead in a career if you take the next step.

"This season was the crossroads, otherwise I would always have stayed with Leipzig. I've decided on something new and I hope that my form will continue like this."

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