Chelsea star Werner subject of Bayern talks - Sources

By Wayne Veysey

13th Sep, 2021 | 7:00am

Sources: Bayern Munich work on signing Chelsea striker Werner

Bayern Munich are already working on signing Chelsea striker Timo Werner next year and a January deal is a possibility, Football Insider understands.

This site broke the news earlier in the summer that the German giants had a “concrete interest” in luring the striker from Stamford Bridge.

A German source has told Football Insider that Bayern remain very keen on Werner and could even land him in the winter window.

The Bundesliga giants are in the market for a centre-forward who can provide cover and competition for Roman Lewandowski, who turned 33 last month.

The Poland international was open to leaving Bayern over the summer despite his extraordinary recent scoring record.

That has continued this season, with his five matches yielding a remarkable eight goals.

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By contrast, Werner has had just nine minutes of action – as a sub – in the three Premier League matches since Romelu Lukaku signed from Inter Milan.

New manager Julian Nagelsmann is a huge admirer of Werner and knows him well from their time together at RB Leipzig.

Chelsea are open to offloading their 2020 signing from Leipzig, as this site first revealed on 10 March.

Werner failed to set the Premier League alight in his debut campaign after arriving for a fee of around £45million last year.

He scored 12 goals and provided 15 assists from 52 matches in all competitions and has not convinced Thomas Tuchel or the Chelsea coaching staff.

A return to his homeland is a serious option for Werner and a move to Bayern would certainly appeal.

In other news, Chelsea submitted an extraordinary £130million straight-cash offer.