Chelsea striker Timo Werner considers exit from summer transfer with Germany restores preference after Lukaku arrival

CHELSEA striker Timo Werner plans to return to the Bundesliga this summer, according to reports.

The striker is said to have worried about his position in the team, his playing time being limited by the arrival of Romelu Lukaku.

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Chelsea striker Timo Werner plans to leave Chelsea at the end of the seasonCredit: Getty
Romelu Lukaku is the Blues' first choice striker and that shouldn't change anytime soon

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Romelu Lukaku is the Blues’ first choice striker and that shouldn’t change anytime soonCredit: Mark Pain / Premium Sports Images

Werner, 25, has only started two games since Thomas Tuchel was able to select the £ 97.5million Belgian.

Once in the Premier League loss to Manchester City and once in the Carabao Cup against Aston Villa when he scored.

The German would have been keen to stay and fight for his place after a difficult first season.

And the forward’s state of mind is said to have remained the same when Lukaku’s arrival from Inter Milan was announced.

But having had very few chances to prove himself since, he should reassess his future before the end of the season, according to the Telegraph.

Werner was left on the bench as the Blues lost 1-0 to Juventus in the Champions League on Wednesday – despite Tuchel making FIVE substitutes as they chased a goal.

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And if the rest of the season goes the same, Werner should be looking to move this summer.

His salary of £ 270,000 a week could make a deal difficult with very few teams able to afford it.

But a summer forward transfer merry-go-round could see a place open in the Bundesliga – which is the move Werner would prefer.

Kylian Mbappe is expected to join Real Madrid with Robert Lewandowski, a contender to fill his boots at Paris Saint-Germain.

This will leave a hole in Bayern’s front line.

Werner would be on their list, but they would prefer Erling Haaland.

The Norwegian is set to leave Borussia Dortmund with several European giant clubs hovering.

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But whether at Bayern or elsewhere, Dortmund will also likely need a No.9.

Bayern manager Julian Nagelsmann was Werner’s boss at RB Leipzig, where the forward played the best football of his career.

And the 45-cap German international also moved to Nagelsmann Sports360’s agency, further fueling the rumor that they could work together again.


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