The Blues seem bent on releasing German striker, Timo Werner after they successfully signed Raheem Sterling, and as reports indicate, Werner admitted that he would be “happy anywhere”, meaning he’s not opposed to a Chelsea exit.
With Tuchel’s side ready to trade the 26-year-old at a loss (33M Euros) provided he’s sold this summer (report), a number of clubs, including his former club RB Leipzig, Newcastle, and Arsenal, have shown interest in signing him.
The report by Sports Bild considers Leipzig a big favorite because Werner apparently prefers to move there and play in Germany ahead of the world cup.
His stand is firm enough to have the German international choose a salary reduction from his current sky-high weekly pay (in excess of 1/4 million pounds) over staying at Chelsea, which means Newcastle have almost no fighting chance for the forward.
The only glimmer of hope is Leipzig’s supposed refusal to pay Chelsea’s demanded price for a permanent deal and choose a loan deal with an option to buy next summer instead.
So Newcastle must outperform Leipzig in their offer if they want Timo’s signature, but are the Magpies ready to go that far and dig so deep just for a player who has clearly lost his confidence in the EPL?
The EPL side have money to offer, while their Bundesliga counterparts have Werner’s approval, who probably believes he can rediscover his form in their squad and avoid losing favor with the national team as he did with Chelsea.
May the best bidder win.