A £53million signing in 2020 and a player Chelsea would have signed before Liverpool, the 26-year-old has struggled to fully convince in the Premier League.
While the Germany international played a key role in helping Thomas Tuchel secure Champions League success in 2021, Werner’s record of 23 goals in 89 appearances for the Stamford Bridge giants has forced the club back on track. the transfer market in two separate summers.
In 2021, Tuchel turned to Romelu Lukaku to try and bring more firepower to the team, with Raheem Sterling joining earlier this summer once the Belgian returned to Inter Milan on loan after a spell. nightmarish season.
standard sports understand Werner fell out with Tuchel behind closed doors, with Leipzig beating Newcastle and Juventus on his signature.
The Bundesliga side will pay around £20m for their former player plus another £5m in add-ons which is a huge loss for the club.
Werner was scouted in Germany ahead of a move on Monday, with Marcos Alonso’s agent also seen at Barcelona as the defender pushes for a cut-price move to the La Liga giants.
Chelsea remain keen to sign Wesely Fofana from Leicester City during what remains of this summer’s transfer window in what is expected to be a busy few weeks at Stamford Bridge.