Dean Jones explained that Timo Werner is definitely not keen on being used by Chelsea as a makeweight to sign Erling Haaland.
Speaking on the Football Terrace YouTube channel, Jones divulged into the Blues current striker situation.
It is no secret that the Stamford Bridge hierarchy are desperate to welcome Haaland through their pearly gates.
Yet, as the transfer window gradually slides shut, they are seemingly running out of ideas on how to land Borussia Dortmund’s priceless no.9.
Evidently, a huge fee will be required, which is partly the reason behind Chelsea’s major fire sale this summer.
Werner wants to stay
Players within Thomas Tuchel’s squad have also been offered as part of a trade off, in an attempt to lower the price somewhat.
Tammy Abraham and Callum Hudson-Odoi were two of the initial offerings, although that fell by the wayside.
90min reported that Werner’s representatives had made contact with Dortmund about a possible move back to the Bundesliga, with Haaland coming the opposite way.
Jones refuted this suggestion, insisting that the Chelsea forward would only go to one club if he returned to Germany.
“I’m told that Timo Werner doesn’t want to join Borussia Dortmund,” said the transfer connoisseur.
“When he left (RB) Leipzig, it was like ‘if I stay in Germany, I’m going to Bayern Munich. That’s the only club I’m interested in, otherwise, I’m going to the Premier League.’
“At the moment, Bayern weren’t interested.”
For Werner to revisit his homeland after just over a year since he signed for Chelsea would certainly be peculiar business on the Blues behalf.
The 25-year-old arrived from Leipzig for £45m (Sky Sports) and although his maiden campaign wasn’t a blazing success, it had moments of sparkle.
To turn 180 degrees on the initial deal is definitely not on Roman Abramovich’s agenda, particularly from a financial point of view.