Arsenal are considering a surprise £30 million bid for Chelsea striker

Arsenal are considering a surprise £30 million bid for Chelsea striker Timo Werner, according to Defense Central (via Online Gooner).

Gunners head coach Mikel Arteta is interested in signing the German forward to bolster his attacking options. According to the report, the Blues too are willing to let the 26-year-old leave Stamford Bridge this summer.

The German international had a forgettable last season with the west London side, scoring a meager four league goals and providing just one assist in 21 Premier League appearances.

Werner is currently contracted to the Blues until 2025. The former RB Leipzig star is on a £270k-per-week salary at the club, but is willing to accept a wage cut to secure an exit from 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

The 26-year-old has underperformed so far in England Should the transfer to north London materialize, it will be interesting to see how and where the Gunners manager deploys the German striker.

Read also: Chelsea prepare to use Arsenal target in swap deal to sign Marc Cucurella

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