Bayern Munich closely monitoring £275,000-a-week Chelsea centre-forward

Bayern are reportedly planning a January swoop for the London giants centre-forward Timo Werner, and a transfer is believed to be already in the works behind the scenes. Bayern Munich are exploring the transfer market for a forward to act as a cover and compete with their striker Robert Lewandowski and probably replace him in the longer term.

The Bundesliga giants are very keen on Germany international, who they have identified as a ‘top target’ should they fail to lure Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund or Robert Lewandowski refuses to extend his remain at the club.

Lewandowski was said to be open to leaving the Bavarians during the summer despite his incredible goal-scoring record, which sees the striker netting eight goals in five games already. However, with his deal winding up in summer 2023, it has become a big cause of concern for the Bavarians.

Should the move go through, Timo will get the chance to reunite with Nagelsmann, who is in regular touch with the footballer and has pushed the Bavarians hierarchy to sign the striker. Nagelsmann was the mastermind behind Werner’s highly prolific tenure at RB Leipzig and certainly knows how to use him efficiently.

Germany international still has some time on his hands to turn things around at Stamford Bridge and has the backing of Thomas Tuchel to be a success alongside the new arrival Romelu Lukaku. However, if things don’t improve, returning to Timo’s native land into more familiar surroundings would be a wise move to rediscover his lost touch.