Barcelona are reportedly interested in trying to signing Chelsea forward Timo Werner on loan in the January transfer window.

According to Marca, Spanish giants Barcelona are looking at potential attacking targets ahead of the next window.

It is understood that their financial situation means signings may depend on departures, so the arrival of a new striker could be on loan.

The report says that Chelsea’s Werner is on the Barcelona shortlist and they’ve “closely” monitored him during his time at Stamford Bridge. In addition, Manchester United’s Edinson Cavani and Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling are also on their radar. 

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Werner still a big player at Chelsea

German speedster Werner is constantly under the spotlight in the media, with many critical of the way his RB Leipzig form hasn’t been replicated in a Chelsea shirt since his move to London last summer.

However, the attacker was still pivotal in winning the Champions League and finishing fourth last season.

He brings a new dimension to Thomas Tuchel’s XI when he plays because he can stretch opponents, and he creates so many opportunities.

Barcelona, who are ninth in La Liga, desperately need quality in their squad. The fact they are shortlisting Werner shows how highly rated he still is.

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New role for him?

Chelsea fans got a glimpse of Werner in a front two alongside Romelu Lukaku before their respective injuries. This is a fairly new combination that perhaps Tuchel will look to unleash again at a later date.

For Werner, there is so much to love about his game outside of some erratic finishing. 

Joe Cole still described him as a “fantastic” player in September. Meanwhile, ex-Blues teammate Olivier Giroud was signing his praises last month.

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