Report: £45m Lampard signing's future at Chelsea already uncertain just a year after joining

Timo Werner will reportedly start to seriously think about his future if Chelsea manages to sign another striker this summer.

This is according to 90min, who claim that Werner is disturbed by the Blues’ transfer activity.

It is no secret that they want to land a new centre-forward ahead of this season, with some standout names on their wish list.

Erling Haaland tops the pile, whilst Romelu Lukaku and Robert Lewandowski have also been mentioned.

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Acquiring an additional attacker may limit the opportunities of those already stationed in Thomas Tuchel’s squad.

Werner is perhaps one of the players most at risk from this potential shake-up.

If 90min’s report is correct, then the German wants out before the going gets too tough.

The German only signed for Chelsea last year, in a £45m (Sky Sports) move from RB Leipzig, while Frank Lampard was in charge.

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Although his debut campaign was not groundbreaking, he still managed 12 goals and 11 assists in all competitions.

Not to mention a Champions League winners medal.

But due to his, and most of his teammates, inconsistencies in front of goal, the Blues want a certified no.9 to take them up a level.

Hence their desire to buy Haaland or another efficient scorer.

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And that has led to Werner’s apparent willingness to leave Stamford Bridge, as he views his place in the team under threat.

90min even suggests that the 25-year-old has been offered to Borussia Dortmund in an attempt to lure Haaland away from Germany.

Bayern Munich, Juventus, and Paris Saint-Germain are also said to be interested in Chelsea’s speedy forward.

A 90min source close to the situation said: “Werner is not unhappy at Chelsea, far from it – but he also knows the club are looking at a new striker so if he has to move on, he is prepared to do so.”

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.