Timo Werner talks about rejecting Man Utd and Liverpool to join Chelsea

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Timo Werner says money was not a factor behind his move to Chelsea (EPA)

Timo Werner insists that money was not a deciding factor in his move to Chelsea and claims that Manchester United and Liverpool were both in the running to sign it from RB Leipzig.

Liverpool have been favorites to land the German national team this summer, while Jurgen Klopp has even argued with the attacker about the move to Anfield.

But Chelsea made a £ 53m deal for Werner earlier this month, with the striker signing a five-year deal worth around £ 170,000 a week.

The 24-year-old, who finished the season with 34 goals in all competitions for RB Leipzig, was impressed by Frank Lampard’s vision following discussions with the Chelsea manager.

And the attacker says he will aim to win trophies once he is in Stamford Bridge.

‘I accepted [to join Chelsea] a few weeks ago, “Werner said in an interview with Sportbuzzer.

Timo Werner ended the season with 34 goals for RB Leipzig

Timo Werner ended the season with 34 goals for RB Leipzig (Getty Images)

‘The whole thing was quite problematic because I had a lot of time to think about it before the coronavirus period.

“It’s no secret that there were several offers.”

When asked about the interest of Liverpool and Manchester United, Werner replied, “It could have been. There were better clubs that fought for me.

‘The whole Chelsea package was the best for me, my game and my career.

New Chelsea striker Timo Werner reveals that Manchester United and Liverpool were alternative destinations

Timo Werner reveals that Manchester United and Liverpool were alternative destinations (Getty Images)

‘Money played the smallest role. For me, money has never been a decisive factor, [if it was] then I could have gone to China.

Chelsea is a major destination in European football. There is a really good team at Chelsea with high quality, we want to challenge at the top.

“I haven’t regretted my decision for a second.”

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