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The latest on those rumors linking Chelsea’s Timo Werner to Bayern Munich

Timo Werner could have a future with Bayern Munich.

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When Chelsea FC signed Romelu Lukaku, the whispers started to emerge that Timo Werner might be looking to leave London — and that Bayern Munich could be a potential destination.

Now, thanks to some reporting by Sport1, we are getting a clearer picture as to what might be happening and the Bavarians are not quite fully ready to rule out a future move for the Germany international:

According to SPORT1 information, Werner’s name came up around Nagelsmann’s start on Säbener Straße. Although the wings at Bayern are prominently occupied, the ex-Leipzig shows that his strengths lie primarily in the center of the attack for the national team under Hansi Flick.

At Chelsea, he is currently mostly a substitute. If Robert Lewandowski does not extend his contract, which expires in 2023, and Dortmund star Erling Haaland is not available, then Werner could become a hot topic in Munich. In any case, Struth’s wires to Säbener Strasse are there...

When asked is his selection of an agent was geared to help make the move to Bayern Munich, Werner denied there was a strategy like that in place. Werner’s new agent, Volker Struth, also represents Dayot Upamecano, Niklas Süle, and Julian Nagelsmann.

“I didn’t choose Volker (Struth) because he has some players and the coach in Munich. I repositioned myself with him to get a new perspective on my career. That wasn’t a hint for or against Bavaria. It just worked out well between us, but it wasn’t about which club might be interesting for me in the future. It was about interpersonal issues. The cooperation has been very good so far.”

Given the past history between Werner and Bayern Munich — and this latest news — it can be ascertained that the person vetoing any Werner move is sporting director Hasan “Brazzo” Salihamidzic. Salihamidzic is not going anywhere for a while, either, so it could prove difficult for Nagelsmann to change the sporting director’s mind should the manager really want to bring in Werner.