Two weeks ago, Chelsea were meant sign Timo Werner. And then, for the past two weeks, Chelsea didn’t sign Timo Werner. For those holding out hopes of Liverpool jumping back in and gazumping the London Blues to him, this might have been cause for hope.

Given the stance from reliable journalists on all sides that Liverpool had decided to drop their interest in Werner and the Chelsea deal was still on, it probably shouldn’t have been. Still, for some at least, it will have been. And today, officially, that hope is no more.

Today, Chelsea have officially announced the signing of Werner, triggering the player’s release clause and agreeing personal terms with the 24-year-old German attacker who had until two weeks ago seemed a Reds lock and perfect match for Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool.