Former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has recently returned to Real Madrid for his second spell in the Spanish capital.
Ancelotti was appointed as Los Blancos boss at the start of this month after a year-and-a-half at Everton. After a disappointing 2020/21 season under Zinedine Zidane, Madrid now face a big few months in the transfer market to get themselves in the best possible shape for next campaign.
Now, according to Fichajes, the Italian coach has three requests with his new club.
Madrid are also interested in signing Timo Werner from Chelsea, despite the Germany forward spending just one season at Stamford Bridge.
The report states that after a fairly disappointing personal season for Werner, the Blues will not be demanding too much for the former RB Leipzig man. Real Madrid believe they can sign the 25-year-old for an “affordable and attractive price”.
Werner finished the 2020/21 campaign as Chelsea’s joint top scorer, with Tammy Abraham, in all competitions – with the German scoring 12 goals.
However, after such a successful spell at Leipzig, the forward came to west London with huge expectations and did struggle at times in front of goal.
Werner has come in for his fair share of criticism during his time at Chelsea, not least from Graeme Souness, who said the striker’s numbers were “terrible”.
“If Chelsea had been going through a difficult time, [Werner] would have been the target, above any other player at Chelsea, for criticism,” the pundit said on Sky Sports.
“His numbers are terrible for a centre forward at a big club, but he always looks like he gets chances because he is rapid, he is electric, and he would beat most people in a sprint.
“You see him afterwards celebrating with the supporters and he does not look down in spirits, which is a great thing.
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“He was a goalscorer before he came to Chelsea, and it may yet happen for him, but Jorginho, your midfield player, as your top scorer with seven goals, you cannot be successful if you are relying on penalties at the highest level.”
Any debut season for a player coming from abroad is difficult, but Werner has also had to contend with a global pandemic, alongside his team-mate Kai Havertz – who also found it tricky at times during his first campaign in England.
Transfermarkt have Werner valued at £58.5million and with over four years remaining on his contract, Chelsea are under no pressure whatsoever to sell their forward.