Chelsea: £268k-a-week star now 'desperate' to leave Stamford Bridge

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel

Chelsea forward Timo Werner is “desperate” to leave Stamford Bridge this summer, according to journalist Simon Phillips.

The 26-year-old is currently being linked with a return to RB Leipzig after leaving the Bundesliga outfit for the Blues two years ago.

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What is the latest news involving Werner?

As per the Evening Standard, Chelsea and Leipzig are in talks over a potential transfer for Werner.

The German recently hinted that his future could lie away from west London, telling reporters that Stamford Bridge is not the only place where he is able to be happy, a statement Thomas Tuchel was not too pleased to hear.

In response, the Blues boss said (via MailOnline): “I’m surprised, I would be very happy as a young guy having a contract at Chelsea football club. I would be one of the happiest people on the planet.

“He needs to get his game time. He has to show quality, take your place and defend your place. I would be one of the happiest people on the planet having a contract with Chelsea. If he said this, I do not understand.”

What has Phillips said about Werner and Chelsea?

While Werner has generally struggled during his time at Chelsea, scoring just four league goals last season, Phillips believes there could be a deeper issue that has made him eager to depart the club this transfer window.

When asked by GIVEMESPORT if he thinks there could be a problem behind the scenes, the journalist said: “Yeah, I do. Timo definitely wants to leave Chelsea. I mean, I was told that he’s desperate to leave Chelsea only this week, so that points to me that something has gone on.”

Should Chelsea sell Werner this summer?

While Werner, of course, helped the Blues to win the Champions League in the 2020/21 season, there is no denying that his £45m move from Leipzig has not worked out.

As already mentioned, the £268,000-a-week Germany international registered less than five goals in the Premier League last term, while he managed just six the campaign prior.

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A forward of his calibre will be the first to admit that his numbers could be much better, especially after what he accomplished in the Bundesliga.

In his final season in German football’s top division, Werner scored 28 times in 34 outings, which is an incredible return.

To rediscover that sort of form, he may need to move on from Chelsea this summer. All in all, you would have to say a transfer is probably in everyone’s best interest here.

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