Chelsea's Werner one of four strikers lined up to replace Man Utd transfer target Haaland who 'WILL leave in summer'
16th September 2021

CHELSEA striker Timo Werner is reportedly one of four players being eyed up by Borussia Dortmund to replace Erling Haaland.

The Norway international, 21, is expected to depart in 2022 with the player now available for just £64million due to a clause in his contract.

Haaland has already banged in nine goals from seven games for BVB this term, while he scored five times during the recent international break.

And according to SportBild, the ex-Red Bull Salzburg ace is almost certain to leave next year as clubs look to prise him away from Signal Iduna Park.

They state that only Manchester United, City, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are able to afford the player.

With Haaland set to be sold, the news outlet claims that Dortmund have already drawn up a four-man shortlist to replace the centre-forward.

Inter Milan ace Lautaro Martinez is believed to be a target, along with Torino ace Andrea Belotti and Borussia Monchengladbach's Marcus Thuram.

And they have also identified a possible swoop for Timo Werner, who has struggled since joining the Blues from RB Leipzig last year.


The 25-year-old scored just six Premier League goals from 35 top-flight games last term.

And he has failed to get on the score sheet from any of his four outings in all competitions this campaign.

It has been said that Dortmund are weighing up whether to bring him back to the Bundesliga, where they believe he will suit boss Marco Rose's style of play.

But in order to join BVB, the former Stuttgart man would have to take a pay cut to force through the move.

Werner has also been linked with German giants Bayern Munich, where he would be reunited with former Leipzig gaffer Julian Nagelsmann.

His ex-team-mates Dayot Upamecano and Marcel Sabitzer joined the Bavarian outfit this summer, and the club could look to bring Werner to the Allianz Arena should Robert Lewandowski depart.

Dutch legends Ruud Gullit and Marco van Basten recently ripped into the forward for his poor goal return, with his lack of confidence labelled as 'pathetic'.

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