Chelsea striker Timo Werner has been identified as a transfer target for Barcelona, according to reports.
The Blues man only joined the club last summer from Bundesliga side RB Leipzig but is now believed to be attracting interest from the Catalan side.
He has failed to secure a consistent place in Thomas Tuchel’s starting XI this season, with a recent injury meaning he has just returned to action for west London.
According to Mundo Deportivo via Sport Witness, Barcelona are reportedly keen to bring the German to a loan deal in the January transfer window.
With Werner having limited starts in blue, he may be able to gain more playing time in La Liga, especially with the Spanish giants looking to strengthen their attacking options after a poor start to the season.
However, the report suggests that a move could only take place if Chelsea accepted a loan deal and they helped pay part of his salary.
New club manager and legend Xavi is reportedly keen to bring the striker to the club at the start of the new year.
So far this season, Werner has made 11 appearances for Chelsea scoring three goals, including one against Juventus in the 4-0 win on Tuesday night.
He was the team’s top goal scorer last season with 28 goals and assists in all competitions.
The Germany international also played a key role in the Blues’ Champions League success with a semi-final goal against Real Madrid.
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