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'They reckon they’ve got a chance': Journalist says Newcastle think they can sign £47.6m CL winner
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'They reckon they’ve got a chance': Journalist says Newcastle think they can sign £47.6m CL winner

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German journalist Christian Falk has had his say on rumours linking Newcastle United with a move for Chelsea striker Timo Werner in the January transfer window.

Falk first revealed back in October that the Magpies are keen to sign the 25-year-old. Rumours have since quietened down, but as we near the start of the January transfer window, the journalist has made that claim again.

He has revealed that Newcastle are interested in both Werner and Fiorentina star Dusan Vlahovic, but a move for the latter is unlikely to happen. However, he claims that the Magpies think a move for Werner is possible in next month’s window.

Here’s what he said in an interview with German outlet BILD

Newcastle reckon they can sign Timo Werner

Falk said: “Newcastle would also like Vlahovic. But, he is young and needs sporting success now, so whether he would go to Newcastle isn’t clear. That’s maybe one for next year if they stay in the Premier League. All the money helps them.

“With Werner, they reckon they’ve got a bit of a chance. They’ve got contacts with the management. One of their players (Fabian Schar) is also managed by the German agency that represents Werner.

“Whether Werner will end up feeling so frustrated at Chelsea and then say ‘I’ll give it a go in Newcastle’ is the big question.”

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Werner, signed by Chelsea for £47.6 million in 2020 (ESPN), has struggled to to adapt to the Premier League.

He can call himself a Champions League winner thanks to the Blues’ triumph at the end of last season, but 17 goals in 66 games is not a great record for a striker.

Chelsea spent big to bring in Romelu Lukaku in the summer and he is now their number one striker. Werner hasn’t been pushed away completely, but it’s very clear that he’s not the first choice anymore.

A move away in January could be a possibility, but would Werner really be keen on a relegation battle at Newcastle? Only time well.

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