KEY POINTS

  • Chelsea is looking into a swap deal that features Timo Werner in exchange for Leroy Sane
  • Both players joined their respective clubs during last season's summer transfer window
  • However, they have both fallen down the pecking order due to circumstances

Chelsea is reportedly looking into a potential swap deal for Bayern Munich’s Leroy Sane next summer.

Todo Fichajes was the first to report the rumored deal that would send Timo Werner in exchange for Sane.

Both players have been relegated to a substitute role with their current clubs due to certain circumstances.

Werner’s minutes at Chelsea took a major hit thanks to the £97.5 million ($134.8 million) return of Romelu Lukaku.

Thomas Tuchel’s side has played phenomenally on the field as of late with Lukaku leading the way for their current record of three wins and one draw, good for a four-way tie of 10 points at the top of the English Premier League table.

Werner joined Chelsea last season on a five-year, £272,000 ($376,205) per week deal after he activated his release clause in which Red Bull Leipzig received $59 million for the German forward

As for Sane, he saw himself fall down in Bayern Munich’s pecking order after joining the German side from Manchester City on a £38.4 million ($53.1 million) transfer last summer.

Bayern Munich is not simply willing to let go of Sane for nothing as the talented forward remains an important player for Julien Nagelsmann’s side.

The deal could ideally work as it was reported that Werner and Nagelsmann have been in contact for quite some time now.

Despite reports of a looming departure, Tuchel and Chelsea are not extremely excited to see Werner leave the club.

“I am sure that we will find games and solutions where we play with both of them (Werner and Lukaku). We have not too many players, but we have players with high quality and high ambition, and Timo is clearly a guy that we count on, and that is absolutely necessary we have him on high level,” said Tuchel of Werner recently.

Should a swap deal materialize, everyone involved stand to benefit greatly.

Chelsea would have the ideal winger to pair up with Lukaku in Sane, and Bayern Munich gets a world-class quality forward in Werner to join Thomas Muller and Robert Lewandowski up front.

Leroy Sane (L) and goal-scorer Kai Havertz celebrate scoring for Germany in Thrusday's 3-0 win over Iceland in a World Cup qualifier Leroy Sane (L) and goal-scorer Kai Havertz celebrate scoring for Germany in Thrusday's 3-0 win over Iceland in a World Cup qualifier Photo: AFP / Ina Fassbender