CHELSEA are reportedly considering allowing Timo Werner to leave on loan with Juventus allegedly ahead of Newcastle in the transfer chase.
Newcastle have been linked with the forward for months and we reported yesterday how they are keen to get a deal done this summer.
However, now The Guardian claims that Juventus have approached the Blues over signing him on loan.
Werner has divided opinion since arriving at Chelsea from RB Leipzig in 2020.
The 26-year-old, who earns a salary of £272,000 per week, has netted 23 times and provided 21 assists in 89 appearances for the Blues – and played 37 games last season.
But his prowess in front of goal remains somewhat questionable and the arrival of Raheem Sterling has pushed him down the pecking order.
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Now various reports have claimed that he wants to depart in order to secure his place in Germany’s squad for the World Cup in November.
But the star’s salary could prove a major stumbling block – which makes a loan move much more feasible.
However, as we reported previously, Chelsea allegedly want to use Werner as bait as they try to hijack Nordi Mukiele’s move to Paris Saint-Germain.
The Blues have suffered a major transfer blow with the news that Barcelona look set to snatch Sevilla defender Jules Kounde from under their noses.
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They had agreed a £55million deal for the France international, 23, and hoped to finally end their year-long chase of the defender.
But Barcelona moved to usurp them – leaving Thomas Tuchel searching for an alternative.
Now Chelsea are trying to get RB Leipzig defender Mukiele instead.
The French international centre-half, 24, had allegedly already agreed terms to return to his homeland with PSG.
However, he has yet to sign the contract, and now Tuchel is plotting a dramatic late swoop.
This fresh report claims that Chelsea are “trying to hijack” the move and are ready to offer forward Werner, who signed from Leipzig in 2020, back to his old club.
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