CHELSEA are reportedly considering allowing Timo Werner to join Juventus on loan, allegedly ahead of Newcastle in the transfer hunt.
Newcastle have been linked with the striker for months and we reported yesterday how keen they are on completing a deal this summer.
However, now The Guardian claim Juventus have approached the Blues about him on loan.
Werner has been divided since joining Chelsea from RB Leipzig in 2020.
The 26-year-old, who earns a salary of £272,000 a week, has scored 23 times and provided 21 assists in 89 games for the Blues – and made 37 appearances last season.
But his ability in front of goal remains somewhat questionable and the arrival of Raheem Sterling has pushed him down the pecking order.
Now, according to various reports, he wants to leave in order to secure his place in Germany’s squad for November’s World Cup.
But the star’s salary could prove to be a major stumbling block — making a loan switch that much more viable.
However, as we previously reported, Chelsea reportedly want to use Werner as bait to hijack Nordi Mukiele’s move to Paris Saint-Germain.
The Blues have suffered a major transfer blow with the news that Barcelona could pull Sevilla defender Jules Kounde away from under their noses.
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They had agreed a £55m deal for the 23-year-old France international and were hoping to finally end their years-long hunt for the defender.
But Barcelona wanted to grab them – and Thomas Tuchel was looking for an alternative.
Now Chelsea are trying to bring in RB Leipzig defender Mukiele instead.
The 24-year-old France international had reportedly already agreed a return to his home country with PSG.
However, he has yet to sign the contract and now Tuchel is planning a dramatic late dive.
This new report claims that Chelsea are “trying to hijack the move” and are ready to return striker Werner, who signed from Leipzig in 2020, to his old club.
Chelsea ‘considering allowing Timo Werner to leave club on loan as Juventus ramp up talks against Newcastle’