Barcelona have managed only 22 goals in all competitions and are looking to bolster their attacking division in the winter market.

The La Liga side have identified Chelsea’s Timo Werner as one of the targets, as he has been restricted to only five starts in the league and the Champions League with the Blues this season.

Werner has lost prominence at the west London club and Barca could provide him a temporary escape route in January.

Mundo Deportivo explain the Catalan club acquiring the Germany international’s services ‘depends mainly on Chelsea’ facilitating his transfer on a loan deal and also pay part of his wages.

Barca have scored two goals in five matches played in the European competition. They are second in the group table with seven points, ahead of third placed Benfica by two points.

They face Bayern Munich next, while the Portuguese side take on Dynamo Kyiv.

If Benfica were to pick up three points and the Spanish club suffer a defeat at the hands of Bayern, then they will drop to the Europa League.

Barcelona’s failure to progress further in the Champions League would make it easier for them to sign Werner since Barca will no longer be a threat for Thomas Tuchel’s side in the Champions League.

Over at AS, they say the former RB Leipzig star is one of the ‘candidates’ considered by Barca for January as Xavi Hernández ‘likes’  his ability to play anywhere up front.