Timo Werner is open to the idea of leaving Chelsea this summer, 90min understand, as the Blues are pursuing a new top class.
Chelsea beat Liverpool and Bayern Munich to Werner’s signature last summer when the player decided not to wait until 2021 to leave RB Leipzig.
Both Liverpool and Bayern wanted Werner to hold out until this summer to move clubs, when his release clause in Leipzig would have been around 35 million pounds. But Werner did not want to wait and gladly accepted the move to Chelsea, who agreed to pay a higher release at that time.
However, it did not go according to plan individually for Werner last season, as only six league goals followed under Frank Lampard and Thomas Tuchel. He managed to help Chelsea seal a top four spot and pick up a Champions League winning medal, so it was not so bad.
An important issue for Werner, however, is the fact that Chelsea have made no secret of their determination to sign a new world-class striker ahead of the 2021/22 season.
They have Erling Haaland in sight, who was first revealed 90 minutes in December and followed up earlier this month, along with Romelu Lukaku and Antoine Griezmann. And Werner knows that his chances may be more limited if a big name comes forward.
Werner representatives have contacted Dortmund to let them know that he would be open to being considered as part of their ongoing bid for Haaland. Tammy Abraham has also been offered, but Werner is now also in the mix.
Bayern also remain huge fans of Werner, and given that Chelsea would like to get back the money they paid a year ago in a direct sale, only so many clubs could finance them.
Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain are also monitoring the situation, but it is believed that Werner would prefer to return to Germany.
A source with knowledge of the situation said 90 minutes: “Werner is not unhappy at Chelsea, far from it – but he also knows that the club is looking at a new striker, so if he has to move on, he is ready to do so.”