Chelsea signed Timo Werner two years ago, for a fee worth around £47m.
The German joined Chelsea from RB Leipzig with a huge reputation for scoring, but Werner has struggled to come up with the goods for Chelsea.
According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, the German international is now pushing to leave Chelsea.
Chelsea have tried to boot out Werner through swap deals, but it hasn’t worked so far, and the German rather wants out.
Fabrizio Romano has shared his opinion on Timo Werner’s time at Chelsea, following rumours of a transfer exit.
“Chelsea have twice tried to use Timo Werner in potential swap deals this summer … Werner may remain an option on RB Leipzig’s list for a loan move despite the talks collapsing quickly for Nordi Mukiele, his old club remains interested in him,” Romano explained.
“Juventus had discussed Werner in the negotiations for Matthijs de Ligt and he remains a player appreciated by Massimiliano Allegri.
“In my opinion, Werner is a high-level player but he needs a different style of play to shine: because of this, I feel a move to Liverpool instead could have helped him fulfil his potential.
“Unfortunately, Chelsea were quicker at the time, with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp speaking to the player, but no direct talks between the Reds and RB Leipzig.”
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has a lot to do ahead of the new season. There are so many unhappy players who want to leave. But he can’t sanction their sale without replacements. And Chelsea have been very slow in signing players this summer.