Chelsea Is Ready To Cut Losses With Timo Werner As The Price Tag For Romelu Lukaku Emerges
If Chelsea can complete a deal for Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku this summer, Timo Werner’s time at Stamford Bridge may come to an end after a difficult debut season. Chelsea are ‘open’ to selling Timo Werner this summer, after reigniting their interest in Romelu Lukaku. Following their Champions League victory in May, Thomas Tuchel is looking for an out-and-out goalscorer for the upcoming season as they look to challenge for the Premier League title.
The Blues have three big hitters lined up as targets: Erling Haaland, Robert Lewandowski, and Lukaku. The Belgian striker ruled out a reunion with the Blues before Euro 2020, expressing his desire to remain at Inter Milan following the Italian club’s title win last season. Despite Inter’s well-documented financial difficulties and the need to offload players during the transfer window, Chelsea haven’t given up on signing Lukaku, who spent three years at Chelsea between 2011 and 2014.
However, if the Londoners are to resign the former Manchester United forward, they must make an offer of at least £100 million, according to Tuttosport, as Inter have stated that a nine-figure fee is required for them to consider selling their prized asset despite their significant levels of debt. If Chelsea can secure a deal for either of the star trio, Werner’s time at Stamford Bridge may come to an end after a difficult debut season. Tuchel’s men are not opposed to cutting their losses after only one year due to the German’s struggles in front of goal.
Werner is also attracting interest from Bayern Munich, who have ‘concrete interest’ in signing the former RB Leipzig player. It has also been reported that the Bundesliga giants are looking for a long-term replacement for Lewandowski, and Werner would be an ideal candidate given his successful partnership with new manager Julian Nagelsmann at Leipzig.