£47m Chelsea flop 'up for sale' at current club just over 12 months on from Stamford Bridge exit

A former Chelsea striker is considered surplus to requirements at his current club and is up for sale.

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Chelsea sold Timo Werner to RB Leipzig in the summer of 2022 - and the German club are reportedly willing to let him go in January, after he has begun to fall out of favour at the Red Bull Arena.

So far this season, Werner has played in eight Bundesliga games, scoring just two goals. Previously, Werner had been linked with a move to Newcastle United, but the Magpies were reportedly put off by his lofty wage demands.

On Werner's availability, RB Leipzig director Rouven Schroder said: "We look carefully at our squad, and we want players who have that something a bit different in their heads. Those are the types of players who we will pick. Timo is going through a difficult spell, and we are supporting him. Life isn’t always sunshine.

"If he has the notion that he would like to do something else, then we will deal with it. He is a part of our team, and he has to face up to competition for places."

Should Chelsea seek to re-sign Timo Werner?

Sadly for Werner, it should be remembered that Chelsea did not allow him to leave for a cut-price fee for no reason. They paid £47.5 million to bring him to Stamford Bridge, but sold him back to Leipzig for just £25 million just two years later.

Werner is exactly the kind of player that Chelsea do not need at present. The Blues already have two fast, hard-working strikers in their squad - Nicolas Jackson and Christopher Nkunku - as such, adding another would only serve to bloat their already full-to-bursting squad.

The German international was merely another failed striker in a long line of them at Chelsea. In total, he made 56 appearances in the Premier League, scoring just ten goals along the way.