West Ham held discussions over a move to Timo Werner in the summer, with the player again being considered this January, it has been reported by ExWHUEmployee.

The former Chelsea forward, who joined the Blues for £48m in 2020 – before returning to RB Leipzig 2 years later, is understood to be available from the German club, with east London a possible destination.

Our Podcast co-host and club insider ExWHUEmployee has advised that the club held talks over the possibility of signing Werner in the summer, but a move never materialised.

Ex has now reported that the clubs Technical Director could well revive those talks, with a loan move a possibility this January.

“I linked us quite heavily to a former Premier League international forward, who could be making a return to the league at the end of the window – but didn’t name him at the time,” stated ExWHUemployee on The West Ham Way Patreon.

“Whilst I have revealed his name a couple of times since, I can reconfirm that this player was Werner.

“He was a consideration for the club in the summer because he was struggling to start in Germany where he plays for RB Leipzig and appeared out of favour there and his agent mentioned his name to us.

“The player was concerned that his national team career was also being affected by not being a regular starter for Leipzig and therefore was open to the move.

“Discussions took place late in the window to potentially bring the forward in, but the club opted to go with the forward options that they already had.

“It is thought that Tim Steidten will be given the task of proving his worth by unearthing a bargain signing in the forward department for us this window with a limited budget.

“We have already reported some of the potential forward options we are looking at and will provide more detail on Monday’s podcast but a loan move for Werner could become a consideration again.”