Chelsea have accepted defeat in their pursuit of Timo Werner and believe he will sign for Liverpool instead, reports claim.

The Germany international is a target for several of Europe’s top clubs, including their Premier League rivals Manchester United, after a fine goalscoring season in the Bundesliga.

Werner, 24, has banged in 27 goals in all competitions this season, and the race is hotting up to land one of Europe’s most deadly strikers.

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