Transfer Talk: Serie A trio in talks with Werner's agent

Jamie Gordon
LiveScore
Timo Werner's Chelsea career has not taken off as expected
Timo Werner's Chelsea career has not taken off as expected

Timo Werner's agent has met with three Serie A clubs as the Chelsea striker heads for a Stamford Bridge exit.

AC Milan, Juventus and Atalanta chiefs held talks with Volker Struth over a summer move, according to reports in Italy.

Werner has struggled since the Blues shelled out £47.5million to bring him to the Premier League in 2020 after a prolific spell with RB Leipzig.

He has just 19 goals in 81 appearances and Chelsea fans are starting to become impatient after initially rallying behind the German forward.

Frustratingly for the West Londoners, Werner continues to bang in the goals for his country and will be sure to have plenty of suitors if an exit is sanctioned.

But there are two potential stumbling blocks — the 26-year-old's bumper wages and uncertainty around Chelsea's ability to sell players under their current licence with the UK Government.

Thomas Tuchel has lacked reliable options up front thanks to Werner's failings and Romelu Lukaku struggling to live up to his £97.5m fee.

Kai Havertz has performed brilliantly after stepping in but once the club's ownership is sorted, signing a striker will be a priority.

In other news

Erik ten Hag is being strongly tipped to take the reins at Manchester United
Erik ten Hag is being strongly tipped to take the reins at Manchester United

Erik ten Hag will step up Manchester United's pursuit of Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves if he lands the Old Trafford job, claim the Sun.

And the Daily Star believe the Dutchman is also keen to bring 20-year-old Ajax defender Jurrien Timber to the Premier League.

United midfielder Paul Pogba would prefer to return to Juventus over Paris Saint-Germain but the Old Lady are worried about his wages, say Tuttosport.

Arsenal, Everton and Newcastle are all chasing out-of-favour Barcelona forward Memphis Depay, according to reports in Spain.

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ChelseaAtalantaJuventusAC MilanTimo WernerManchester UnitedRuben NevesWolverhampton WanderersPremier LeagueSerie AAjaxBarcelonaArsenalNewcastle UnitedEvertonPaul PogbaParis Saint-Germain
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