Chelsea switched to Timo Werner transfer instead of signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Arsenal

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Timo Werner is on the verge of joining Chelsea (Getty Images)More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityChelsea had targeted Aubameyang in the January transfer window but Arsenal indicated that they had no plans to sell the striker before the end of the season.The striker’s current deal with Arsenal expires next year and the Gunners must now decide whether to cash in this summer or risk losing him on a free at the end of next season.Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Chelsea’s move have pushed to sign Timo Werner despite Frank Lampard wanting Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Getty Images)Chelsea’s board switched from targeting Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to prioritising a move for RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner despite Frank Lampard pushing to sign the Arsenal striker, according to reports.Werner appeared to be on course to join Liverpool after he held extensive talks with Jurgen Klopp and made the Premier League leaders his first-choice destination.But reports in Germany this week claimed that Chelsea are now on the verge of completing a deal for the Germany international.Chelsea are prepared to activate Werner’s £54 million release clause and have offered the striker a deal worth £200,000 a week.ADVERTISEMENTHowever, Chelsea had also been targeting a move for Aubameyang in the January transfer window before changing their focus to Werner.AdvertisementAdvertisementAccording to The Athletic’s Ornstein & Chapman podcast, Frank Lampard and Petr Cech had been leading Chelsea’s interest and were pushing the club’s hierarchy to complete a deal. Chelsea switched to Timo Werner transfer instead of signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Arsenalcenter_img Frank Lampard and Petr Cech were keen to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for Chelsea (Getty Images)However, Chelsea’s board refused to go ahead with a move for Aubameyang as they had concerns over his lack of re-sale value, with the striker due to turn 31 this month.Instead, Chelsea’s board wanted to sign a younger striker and Werner is the player who fits their profile more than Aubameyang.It’s also claimed that Werner was not at the very top of Lampard’s shortlist, however, reports suggest that the Chelsea manager has told the striker that he will be a key part of his plans. Metro Sport ReporterSunday 7 Jun 2020 1:49 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.2kShares Advertisementlast_img

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