Report: 26-year-old Chelsea player has fallen out with Thomas Tuchel, could be close to leaving now
Chelsea attacker Timo Werner has reportedly fallen out with his manager Thomas Tuchel.
According to the Evening Standard, there’s now a rift that exists between the 26-year-old forward and his coach.
The report explains this could mean Werner is close to exiting Stamford Bridge this summer to join RB Leipzig on loan.
It’s unclear on how much truth there is behind the player’s relationship breaking down with Tuchel, but there are definite signs this summer that he may leave West London.
Journalist Florian Plettenberg recently claimed Werner is “more and more likely” to seal a return to ex-club Leipzig, which would include him taking a drastic pay cut on his salary.
In addition, Tuchel explained last month he was surprised to hear comments from Werner, who said he could be happy playing his football anywhere amid a desire to play more.
Werner fallen out with Tuchel
Unfortunately, many within the Chelsea fanbase feel that Werner’s time at the club is up. Let’s hope there’s no ugly exit between him and Tuchel, though.
The Germany international has scored 23 goals in 89 Blues appearances across two seasons, providing a few memorable moments.
However, everyone has been massively underwhelmed by the player that has turned up from Leipzig.
He was absolute dynamite at his former club with 93 goals in 158 games in Leipzig colours, so returning to them on the eve of a World Cup could be perfect for him to get back his peak form.
There’s no doubt Chelsea need to bring in another forward if Werner’s exit takes place.
Romelu Lukaku has already departed to rejoin Inter Milan on a season-long loan, meaning there’s already a lack of firepower in the final third.
Raheem Sterling’s arrival does bring the kind of pace and movement that Werner will leave behind, but they do look short of numbers a tad in that area.