Chelsea star drops future hint as Newcastle United interest is confirmed

The German striker has been linked with a move back to the Bundesliga over the last six months.
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Chelsea forward Timo Werner is under consideration for a move to Newcastle United - according to reports in Germany.

The 26-year-old has endured a largely underwhelming two-year stay at Stamford Bridge after joining the Blues from RB Leipzig in a £47.7million deal in the summer of 2020.

Werner secured a reputation as one of Europe’s most consistent strikers by scoring 93 goals and providing 40 assists in 158 appearances for the Bundesliga outfit.

But he has being accused of failing to match those standards in the Premier League despite providing Chelsea with an impressive return of 46 goal involvements in 89 games during his time in England.

Werner has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge and recent reports suggested he had been offered to former club RB Leipzig as part of Chelsea’s attempts to hijack Paris Saint-Germain’s bid to sign defender Nordi Mukiele.

However, Blues boss Thomas Tuchel dismissed suggested Werner could depart when he spoke to the media in the United States last week.

When asked if there was any truth in the speculation, he said: “I don’t think so.

“I don’t know about it, Timo has not talked to me about it.

“In the moment I think he wants to make his way at Chelsea. He has still to prove a point.”

That has not stopped speculation Newcastle could turn their attention towards a bid for the Germany star as they look to provide competition for regular number nine Callum Wilson and January signing Chris Wood.

Bild journalist Christian Falk has confirmed the Magpies have an interest in Werner but stopped short of confirming what type of deal could be proposed to their Premier League rivals.

Werner gave a hint at his stance on his current situation at Stamford Bridge and admitted he would need more game-time to earn himself a chance to start for Germany at this winter’s World Cup in Qatar.

He said: “I didn’t ask but I think of course the manager always has different ideas, different thoughts and what you need in different games, I think in many games I was not in his thoughts so I try to change that.

“It is clear I want to play more and I should play more to first be in good shape for the World Cup and also, to have a chance to play at the World Cup.

“I think it doesn’t change anything whether it is a winter World Cup or in the summer. I think if I play half or the season or the whole season, I should play.”

Newcastle are also reportedly keen on securing a loan deal for Werner’s Chelsea team-mate Armando Broja after West Ham United’s interest cooled as they moved closer to signing Sassuolo star Gianluca Scamacca.