According to Defensa Central, Arsenal is considering a surprise £30 million bid for Chelsea striker Timo Werner (via Online Gooner).
Mikel Arteta, the Arsenal head coach, is interested in signing the German forward to bolster his attacking options. The Blues, too, are willing to let the 26-year-old leave Stamford Bridge this summer, according to the report.
The German international had a forgettable season with the west London club in 2021-22, scoring four league goals and providing just one assist in 21 Premier League appearances.
Werner is currently under contract with the Blues through 2025. The former RB Leipzig star is paid £270,000 per week at the club, but is willing to accept a wage cut in order to leave Stamford Bridge.
Reports claim that Werner has amassed interest from various European clubs such as Juventus and Real Madrid. However, as per transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, RB Leipzig are leading the race to secure the German forward’s signature. Romano claims that the 26-year-old is the ‘main target’ for the German side.
So far in England, the 26-year-old has underperformed. If the move to north London goes through, it will be interesting to see how and where the Gunners manager uses the German striker. During the current transfer window, Arsenal has already signed Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus.