Chelsea news: Antonio Rudiger leaves for Real Madrid and Juventus ‘interested’ in Timo Werner

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Here is your Chelsea morning digest on Friday, June 3.

Juventus ‘interested’ in Werner

Juventus are reportedly interested in signing Chelsea forward Timo Werner this summer. The 26-year-old joined the club in the summer of 2020 but has struggled to establish himself in the Blues’ starting line-up.

However, he was afforded more opportunities by Thomas Tuchel last season and ended the campaign with 11 goals and six assists in 37 appearances across all competitions. And according to Italian publication, Tuttosport Juve sees Werner as a potential replacement for former Blues striker Alvaro Morata who spent last season on loan at the Turin club.

Juve are not expected to sign the Spaniard on a permanent deal, opening the door for a move for Werner. However, with Romelu Lukaku also heavily linked with a move away from the club, it remains to be seen if the Blues would entertain the possibility of both strikers leaving this summer.

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Rudiger departs for Real

Chelsea have confirmed that centre-back Antonio Rudiger has left the club to join Real Madrid on a free transfer after his contract at Stamford Bridge expired.

Speculation over the German’s future was present throughout the majority of last season as Chelsea supporters watched on, hoping to see him sign a new contract. But it did not come, and as Thomas Tuchel later admitted, the sanctions placed against Roman Abramovich scuppered any chance of a new deal.

Real Madrid confirmed that Rudiger had signed a four-year contract with the reigning European champions and would address the media after his official unveiling at the Bernabeu on June 20.

Read the full story here.

Martinez transfer blow

Argentina star Lautaro Martinez has delivered Chelsea a monumental transfer blow with his Inter Milan transfer request amid Romelu Lukaku’s uncertainty.

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Todd Boehly and his newly formed consortium are already seeking out a new number 9 for the current World Champions, just a. year on from when the previous regime splurged a club record £97.5million on Serie A star Lukaku. However, despite a quick start to the season, the Blues’ number 9 never really got going, with the end of 2021/22 signifying a mini upturn in form ahead of the summer transfer window.

For Arsenal, they are on the lookout for a new number 9 after Edu failed to bring in a Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang



replacement in the January transfer window. Instead, they had to make do with both Eddie Nketiah and Alexandre Lacazette until the end of the season, with the former of the pair set for a new bumper contract. Elsewhere in North London, Antonio Conte’s Tottenham were more than equipped to take on their top-four challenge, with both Harry Kane and Son Heung-min showing fine form throughout 2021/22.

Read the full story here.

Source by Football London

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