Man Utd make move for Chelsea flop

Red Bull Leipzig striker Timo Werner
Red Bull Leipzig striker Timo Werner. Photo by Shutterstock.

Manchester United have reportedly opened talks over a deal for Chelsea flop Timo Werner.

The former Chelsea player, who originally cost the Blues £55m, is reportedly available for transfer after a challenging tenure in the Bundesliga for RB Leipzig this season.

Werner’s stint in England was mixed, with 23 goals in 89 games for Chelsea, leading to his return to Germany.

Manchester United, facing a goal drought with only 22 goals in 20 league matches, sees Werner as a potential boost to their attacking line.

United manager Erik ten Hag is eager to strengthen the team’s offense but must navigate financial constraints.

The Athletic reports that Manchester United is exploring a loan deal for Werner, a financially viable option considering the club’s tight budget. The club had shown interest in Werner back in 2020 but instead focused on Jadon Sancho.