Atletico Madrid wants to sign Timo Werner to partner with Luis Suarez and
Suarez and Antoine Griezmann in attack at the Wanda Metropolitano.
The LaLiga champions are level on points with Real Madrid and Real Sociedad with
eight games played in their title defense.
Suarez is their top scorer so far this term with five goals in all competitions followed
by Angel Correa and Thomas Lemar.
However, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, and Juventus are monitoring his
situation and could swoop.
Werner came through at Stuttgart then shone at RB Leipzig with 95 goals in just 159
games to earn his big-money Stamford Bridge move.
But after joining on a five-year deal, it hasn’t quite worked out as planned for him –
despite winning the Champions League in May.
Before tapping in his winner against Saints – after a strong performance alongside
£97.5million signing Romelu Lukaku – he had seen another finish ruled out by VAR.
It means 16 Werner goals for Chelsea have been chalked off in a staggering record.
Werner said: “I was very happy to score and help the team.
“In the first half, it was the story of my whole Chelsea career in one game a little bit.
It was obviously not so clear because it took the referee a while to make his decision.
“We have to accept it, I had to accept it, and in the end I was happy I could score
again and we won the game.
“It was a very important win after losing the last two. It was a very tough game for us
because Southampton did very well.