REPORT: £270K-A-WEEK CHELSEA STAR WANTS OUT AMID SHOCK ARSENAL LINK

REPORT: £270K-A-WEEK CHELSEA STAR WANTS OUT AMID SHOCK ARSENAL LINK

Timo Werner has emerged as a surprise transfer target for Arsenal, amid speculation about him quitting Chelsea this summer.

The Germany international is heavily linked with a return to Red Bull Leipzig, as well as Juventus and even Newcastle United.

However, Defensa Central reported on Friday that Arsenal had joined the race to sign the Chelsea attacker, who hasn’t justified the £45 million spent on him by the Blues two years ago.

Ten goals in 56 Premier League appearances for the Stamford Bridge outfit tells its own story.

And according to Corriere Dello Sport, the player himself is ‘pushing’ to leave Chelsea.

There’s no mention of Arsenal by the Italian publication but if the Gunners are genuinely interested in the former Leipzig forward – who earns £270,000 per week in London [The Sun] – then the development that he’s ready to leave has to be considered a positive one.

Problem is, the North Londoners might be shutting up shop this summer – in regards to attacking options, anyway.

That’s because summer signing Gabriel Jesus netted a brilliant hat-trick this afternoon in a 6-0 win over Sevilla at the Emirates Stadium.

And with Eddie Nketiah signing a new contract during the summer, breaking the bank on another striker doesn’t seem all that realistic, if we’re honest.

Werner wouldn’t cost a fortune as far as transfer fee goes but, as mentioned, his salary equates to around £14 million per year – or £56 million over the course of a standard four-year arrangement.

This is the problem any of his reported suitors face but with Arsenal not really needing him, it’s probably safe to assume that he won’t be heading across the English capital, irrespective of his reported desire to leave Stamford Bridge.

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