Major update on Fulham and Timo Werner deal - Sources

By Pete O'Rourke, Transfer Correspondent

18th Nov, 2023 | 1:00pm

Sources: Major update on Fulham and Timo Werner deal

Fulham are likely to pursue other options before turning to a move for reported striker target Timo Werner in January, sources have told Football Insider.

The Cottagers have been widely linked with a potential move for the RB Leizpig striker ahead of the mid-season window.

Marco Silva is keen to strengthen his attack and Werner, 27, is out of favour with the Bundesliga outfit.

However, a well-placed source has told Football Insider that Fulham are likely to find a deal for the Germany international “hard to do” in January.

It is believed the ex-Chelsea star is on wages in excess of £150,000-a-week at Leizpig.

The Bundesliga side would have to contribute heavily in a loan deal for Fulham to be able to sanction a move.

A straight loan with subsidised wages would be attractive for Fulham, sources say, but they are likely to pursue other options first before turning their attention to Werner.

One such option is Club Brugge attacking sensation Antonio Nusa, 18, with Football Insider revealing on Friday (17 November) that the Cottagers are planning to beat rivals Chelsea to the Norway international.

Werner has started just two of a possible 11 Bundesliga games this season and is clearly out of favour at Leipzig.

He has managed two goals and one assist in 13 appearances across all competitions this term.

The 57-cap Germany international returned to the club in 2022 after leaving Chelsea.

Werner, 27, managed 23 goals and 21 assists in 89 appearances across all competitions during his time at Stamford Bridge – and helped the Blues lift the Champions League.

Fulham sit 15th in the Premier League and are seven points clear of relegation danger – but are among the lowest scorers in the division this term.

In other news, Fulham plot January defender raid.