West Ham are keeping close tabs on a former Chelsea striker who cost the blues close to £50m, according to reports.

Our Hammers are understood to be set to target a new forward in the upcoming January transfer window, it has previously been reported by our club insider ExWHUEmployee, and we have now been linked with a former Premier League player.

Timo Werner cost our London rivals Chelsea £48m when they signed him from RB Leipzig back in 2020, however his time at the Blues was not as successful as all parties would have hoped, and he’s was sold back to the German club  just 2 years later.

It has now been reported that the German international could be available and according to reports West Ham are monitoring the situation closely.

“West Ham be the most appealing destination for Werner, since they can offer European football thanks to their involvement in the Europa League,” it stated on TeamTalk.

“However, Crystal Palace and Fulham are both said to be interested in taking Werner on loan.

“The 27-year-old is under contract with RB Leipzig until 2026, but his second spell with the club has not been as productive as his first.”

The club will look to strengthen this January, and the recent injury to Michail Antonio for Jamaica heightens the importance for the club to strengthen the frontline.

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