Werner deal ‘sends message’ to Chelsea squad
Chelsea have sent a message to their players with the £53million capture of Timo Werner, according to Jamie Carragher.
The Blues are poised to sign the Bundesliga star this week as they put the finishing touches on the deal.
Frank Lampard has already signed Ajax’s Hakim Ziyech, and plans to focus on deal for Ben Chilwell and Kai Havertz once Werner is over the line
It is hoped the spree will help Chelsea close the gap to Manchester City and Liverpool after drifting out of the title frame over the course of the last three seasons.
Liverpool and Manchester United were linked with Werner, but Chelsea have moved quickly to wrap up the deal and Carragher believes their significant outlay will serve as a warning to the current squad.
“I think it will send a message to the rest of the squad that the top four isn’t good enough for us, we are going places,” Carragher told the Telegraph.
“And with Frank’s history at the club, winning titles, European Cups, he is not coming to manage Chelsea to just try and qualify for the Champions League.”
Pedro refusing to play for Chelsea
Pedro is not willing to see out the remainder of the season with Chelsea having agreed terms with Roma.
The Athletic report the Spain international has agreed a two-year deal with the Serie A side.
Chelsea have been trying to convince Pedro to sign a short–term deal enabling him to finish the current campaign at Stamford Bridge but the winger is reluctant to do so, unwilling to put his move to Italy in jeopardy.