As expected, Chelsea have formally announced that RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner will be signing for the London club, subject to a medical.
Liverpool had been pursuing the German international for more than a year but the Reds were unable to afford the forward’s €52m (£47m) release clause, allowing their Premier League rivals the opportunity to steal in and secure the deal.
With the global health crisis having impacted the Merseyside club’s ability to sign players in the uppermost price bracket, fans may have to accept the fact that the recruitment team will be looking at signings who could cost a lot less.
So who would make an affordable alternative to Werner? We take a look at four possible options.