Timo Werner has revealed how important Frank Lampard was in his decision to join Chelsea.

The German agreed to join the Blues in a £53million transfer from RB Leipzig in June.

There was a great deal of competition for the 24-year-old’s signature with Chelsea beating the likes of Liverpool and Bayern Munich to get him and the man himself says his new boss was key in his decision to make the switch.

“He [Lampard] was the main point,” he said. “We talked a lot about things like system, like how he wants to play and sees me playing, and how the system fits to 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 good between us and now I am happy to be here.

“When you have a decision to go from your old club and you come to a big club like this, it was for me a dream which came true because Chelsea is a very big club.