Borussia Dortmund have reportedly lined up Chelsea’s Timo Werner as a potential replacement for Erling Haaland if he leaves next summer.
Haaland, who scored in Dortmund’s 2-1 win against Besiktas on Wednesday night, reportedly has a £68m release clause active from next summer and the Norwegian 21-year-old is set to be in-demand as a result of his prolific goalscoring form.
As such, Dortmund executive Michael Zorc is already identifying potential successors and German outlet SportBild state that Chelsea forward Werner is one of the candidates to replace Haaland.
The report details that Werner, who only moved to Chelsea last summer, is a ‘surprising solution’ for Dortmund.
However, with Werner said to be on a salary of around £17m-a-year, a pay-cut would be necessary for him to move to the Westfalenstadion.
Bayern Munich have also been linked with the Germany international, who has been bumped down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge following Romelu Lukaku’s arrival.