Timo Werner

Chelsea are considering offers for striker Timo Werner who is an option for his former club Red Bull Leipzig and Juventus.

Chelsea would be keen to explore a deal with Leipzig that would see defender Josko Gvardiol come the other way but Leipzig are reluctant to lose their star defender.

Juventus have been discussing Werner for a number of weeks in their attempts to strengthen their attack this summer.

The 26-year-old joined Chelsea for £47.5m from Leipzig in June 2020. In his first season, he was a regular starter and scored 12 goals, as well as setting up 15, in 52 appearances.

Last season he started just 24 of Chelsea’s 63 games and scored 11 times, assisting six more goals. His best run of starts was eight matches in a row, though those regular opportunities did not arrive until the closing weeks of the season.

‘We have a lot of players who are thinking about leaving and looking at their options,’ Tuchel said last week.

Meanwhile, Chelsea have been offered Bayern Munich defender Benjamin Pavard who can play at full-back and centre-back.

Chelsea have also asked about Inter Milan midfielder Cesare Casadei, 19, amid talks over defensive targets Milan Skriniar and Denzil Dumfries.

Barcelona continue to push for Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso ahead of the new Laliga season in a fortnight.

Chelsea will start the campaign with a trip to Goodison Park to take on Frank Lampard’s Everton next weekend.


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