Timo Werner of Chelsea is reportedly being pursued by Newcastle United after recent statements made by the German striker fueled speculation that he would look to leave Stamford Bridge. Since joining Chelsea from RB Leipzig in 2020, Werner has only scored ten goals in 56 Premier League games.
Newcastle’s alleged interest in the 26-year-old was confirmed by a German journalist. His future at Chelsea has been a hot topic of discussion over the past week as the Blues look to add a star center-forward, which would probably cut down on his playing time.
Werner’s representatives are testing the waters by making him offers from a variety of clubs in Europe, despite the fact that his £272,000 per week salary does not align with Newcastle’s pay scale. The Chelsea player now carries a £33 million price tag.
Werner, who claimed to be content with his current team, appeared to be making a cheap shot at Thomas Tuchel. He later softened his stance on Chelsea by claiming he could be “happy anywhere.”
Werner is thought to have received offers from several clubs this summer because he is not guaranteed regular football before the World Cup. Werner has said he would be interested in a move “anywhere,” which helps him preserve his spot in the Germany squad for the tournament in Qatar. RB Leipzig and Juventus have also been mentioned as potential destinations.
While the scenario remains uncertain, Tuchel has stated that Werner is in his plans for Chelsea. When questioned if the German has a place at Stamford Bridge, Tuchel responded: Certainly, he is our player, sure.
However, Werner was the subject of similar speculation over his future last summer. At the time, his agent Karlheinz Forsterbe claimed to be at ease but acknowledged that Chelsea was not the best fit for his client as it was at RB Leipzig under Julian Nagelsmann.