Juventus enter negotiations with Chelsea over Timo Werner loan deal

Juventus have opened talks with Chelsea over a possible move for disgraced striker Timo Werner, according to the Guardian.

According to the report, the Italian heavyweights are looking to sign the Germany international on loan as Massimiliano Allegri continues to strengthen his squad for a Serie A title charge.

It’s safe to say that Werner’s move to Chelsea fell short of expectations, with the 26-year-old struggling to reach the heights achieved during his time at RB Leipzig.

Signed for £47.5m to lead Chelsea’s attack to glory two years ago, Werner managed a disappointing 23 goals in 88 appearances for the Stamford Bridge side.

He scored just four goals in 21 league appearances last season as Thomas Tuchel’s side secured a third place finish in the Premier League table.

Chelsea appear to have lost patience with the striker and are now looking to offload the former Leipzig man, who has three years left on his hefty £275,000-a-week contract.

Reports claim Italian perennial champions Juventus have now approached the Blues over a potential loan deal for Timo Werner as Allegri looks to add more depth in attack.

The Bianconeri have already signed Paul Pogba and Angel Di Maria during Bosman’s reign, while Brazilian defender Gleison Bremer completed a €50m move to the Allianz Stadium.

Juventus have now identified Werner as a summer transfer target and a potential alternative if they fail to land Spain international Alvaro Morata from Atletico Madrid.

Werner has also been linked with a return to Leipzig, while Newcastle United are reportedly considering the possibility of bringing him to St James’ Park.

The German striker is reportedly set to leave Stamford Bridge this summer in search of regular first-team action as he aims to relaunch his career ahead of the FIFA World Cup later this year.

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