The ‘let out before entering’ seems to be a premise that is marking the actions of many European teams this summer transfer market, not only from Barcelona. Even the richest and best-financed clubs must ‘lighten up’ their squads before facing new signings.
This is the case of Chelsea, who is the current champion of the Champions League and last season invested an astronomical figure of 247 million in signings. Apparently, as revealed by the English newspaper ‘The Daily Mail’, the ‘blues’ would be looking for accommodation in half Europe to the 25-year-old striker Timo Werner.
The German international landed at Stamford Bridge a year ago after arriving from RB Leipzig. It came for a sum of 53 million, but has not had the performance that was expected. He closed last season with 12 goals and 15 assists in 52 games, but he was foolish in front of goal on clear scoring occasions. In fact, he only scored six goals in 35 Premier League games.
Werner still has four years left on his contract, but Chelsea would be willing to ‘sacrifice’ him in order to achieve his long-awaited signing (Erling Haaland). What’s more, according to ‘Sky Sports Germany’, the European champion would have offered Werner as a ‘trade piece’ to try to close the signing of the Norwegian attacker.
And Borussia Dortmund?
The problem is that Borussia Dortmund would have rejected the offer. The Norwegian ‘9’ continues to be Chelsea’s primary objective to reinforce the lead, and it is not the only club interested in signing him. All the big clubs in Europe have him in their sights. However, if Werner does not leave, they will have to face new ways to make the operation viable.
You are not the only one interested
As is known, Haaland is together with Mbappé the most desired young players by the great teams in Europe and with the highest value on the market. Recently, the Juventus of Turin board of directors would have moved in order to try to make him substitute for Cristiano Ronaldo once he leaves “La Vecchia Signora”, since his contract ends in the summer of next year.