Chelsea ‘ready to send Timo Werner to Bayern Munich in exchange for transfer for Leroy Sane’
CHELSEA is interested in a swap deal involving Timo Werner and Leroy Sane before next summer.
That’s according to Todos Fichajes, who reports that the Blues are targeting Sane and are ready to let Werner go the other way towards Bayern Munich.
The forward has been a prime target for Bayern for some time after his former RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann took over at the Allianz Arena.
The Germany international had a checkered first campaign with the Blues and fell down the pecking order following Romelu Lukaku’s record-breaking £ 97.5million return to Stamford Bridge.
West Londoners are said to be looking to seize the opportunity as they could use the 25-year-old as leverage to sign former Manchester City star Sane.
However, the German champions are unwilling to let the winger go after spending £ 38.4million in 2020 even though he has been relegated to a supporting role.
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel also insists Werner remains an integral part of the club despite recent reports suggesting he will be leaving soon.
Tuchel recently said: “I’m sure we’ll find games and solutions where we play with both [Werner and Lukaku].
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“We’ve done it before and Timo and Romelu can fit in well.
“Timo loves to play with a reference up front and Romelu is clearly our reference up front being a tall and physical player.
“The most important thing is that he finds his rhythm, his confidence and his joy, that he expresses his point of view and that he finds his way in the team.
“The players are responsible for taking their positions and fighting for their positions and once they have it, not to give it up.
“We are very happy that he scored and played [for Germany in the international break] here we go.
“We don’t have too many players but we have high quality and high ambition players and Timo is clearly a guy we rely on and it is absolutely necessary that we have him at a high level.”