Chelsea of course signed Timo Werner from RB Leipzig in the summer of 2020, for a reported £45m.
The German proved one of the Bundesliga’s standout stars the season before his Chelsea switch, notching a staggering 34 goals and 13 assists in 45 outings across all competitions.
As a result, the Chelsea faithful were no doubt expecting to see Werner hit the ground running.
However, the hitman has since not looked anywhere near as impressive as he did for Leipzig.
Now, with Kai Havertz and Raheem Sterling expected to be deployed through the middle for the Blues this season, with Sterling also competing on the left-wing with Werner, the German is likely to see very little action in the forthcoming campaign.
As a result, his future has been called into question, with the speculation not helped by the player’s recent comments:
“It is hard to say,” Werner said when asked if clear-the-air talks were needed.
“First of all, the most important thing is that I am happy. I am happy when I play and score goals. That’s the fact. That’s what I should take care of and the other things will come.”
When quizzed over whether could find that happiness at Chelsea he responded sharply: “I could be happy everywhere.”
Werner has scored just 10 Premier League goals in two years, played in only 21 top-flight fixtures last season and is unaware of why he has struggled for game time under Tuchel.”
“It is hard to say,” he said. “I didn’t ask but I think of course the manager always has different ideas, different thoughts and what you need in different games, I think in many games I was not in his thoughts so I try to change that.”