Report: Real Madrid may try to sign £45m Chelsea player, Tuchel considering letting him go

Real Madrid may reportedly target a move for Chelsea attacker Timo Werner this summer.

According to Mundo Deportivo, Madrid have drawn up a shortlist of forwards across Europe that they could target if they sell one of their current players in Borja Mayoral, Mariano or Marco Asensio.

It is understood Chelsea’s £45million star Werner is someone in Madrid’s sights.

The report explains the La Liga champions previously sounded out a deal for the 26-year-old when he played at RB Leipzig and are now looking at him again. However, any kind of swoop for the Germany international would be a loan one rather than a permanent transfer.

Mundo Deportivo adds Newcastle United and Juventus are rival suitors currently checking on the Blues attacker.

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Werner, who’s a player Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is reportedly considering allowing to leave Stamford Bridge, clearly still has talent if European and Spanish champions Madrid are circling for him.

He scored 11 goals and made six assists in 37 games across all competitions last season for Chelsea.

However, there’s often negativity around the striker for his wasted opportunities in front of goal and for the way he can’t quite recapture his Leipzig form.

Real Madrid may target Timo Werner

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The speculation around Werner continues to intensify as the transfer window reaches its final month.

As it stands, Chelsea would be a bit silly allowing the German to leave when you look at their current options in the final third.

He’s not always the most clinical player and can frustrate the life out of you, but he does bring a lot to the line-up with his energy, pace and experience.

If Chelsea can bring in a new No.9 with some pedigree, it may be best for all parties to grant Werner an exit.

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