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Michael Ballack has praised Timo Werner and insists Chelsea is the ‘best place’ for him, not Liverpool.

Timo Werner has been the subject of intense speculation for some time now and it even looked like Liverpool could be the club that ultimately sign him up and take him to the premier League this summer.

However, we agreed a deal to sign the Germany striker last month, with reports he has signed a five-year contract at the club and Ballack believes the 24-year-old will be an ‘amazing signing’ for Frank Lampard.

‘If Liverpool was really an option for him, he made the best decision for him, and only he can make that decision,’ Ballack told I

‘You have to value certain things, like how much playing time you will get and how important a role in the squad you will have. Liverpool have won the Champions League and Premier League.

‘How could Timo expect to come into that front three and start every week in place of Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino or Sadio Mane?

‘Chelsea are building a young team, a new team, with a young coach. It is a great project to be part of, given how young Timo is.

‘To be the main striker, at a huge club like Chelsea, is the best place for him. He can have a much bigger impact than he could at Liverpool.

‘Although Liverpool and Man City’s squad is much stronger than everyone else’s right now, Chelsea are starting to create a really competitive team.

‘It will take time, and Timo is just part of that journey. You need the depth, but in Timo and Hakim Ziyech Chelsea have the start of a squad able to challenge for titles again.’

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