Chelsea have been asking around to see whether any club would be interested to buy Timo Werner this summer, according to Sky Germany.
This is certainly a surprise to many Chelsea fans.
The 25-year-old had an underwhelming first season at Stamford Bridge — and likely why Chelsea are reportedly in the market for a new striker in the first place, but he was far from being the worst performer last season.
In fact, he was a key player under both Frank Lampard and Thomas Tuchel, with only Mason Mount and Edouard Mendy having played more minutes in the Premier League among the Chelsea squad.
According to Sky Germany, Chelsea are not exactly actively trying to find buyers for Werner, but for an “appropriate opportunity”.
Officially, Chelsea told Sky Germany that they are still “betting” on the Werner ahead of the new season.
But behind the scenes, the report added, the club has been monitoring potential interested parties, despite selling Werner is not deemed “compulsory”.
To be fair, Chelsea have struggled to make any substantial revenue from the transfer market recently.
And as reports suggest, Chelsea might have to fork out £150million to sign Borussia Dortmund ace Erling Haaland this summer.
But considering Werner’s poor goalscoring form, it seems unlikely that Chelsea would be able to recoup the £47.5m they spent on the Germany international last summer (Goal), let alone making any profit.