There are now just 23 shopping days left in the summer transfer window, and Chelsea FC still have ground to make up here. The southwest London side got off to a very late start this summer transfer window, and that has left them with some gaps in their roster to bridge. Or Stamford Bridge, you could say.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 9, 2022
This is not a loan move, but a permanent deal. While Werner is largely considered a flop, due to the scoring droughts he often endured, he still provided a lot for the club. He was instrumental in their winning Europe in 2020-21. See the graphic below:
— Frank Khalid (@FrankKhalidUK) August 8, 2022
Next to potentially leave the Chelsea attack is Callum Hudson-Odoi, the winger has spent most of his time, in recent years, our of favor. Borussia Dortmund are back in for the English winger, as BVB is a place where the 21-year-old could find the playing time that he’s looking for. Hudson-Odoi has told the club that he wants out, and if he doesn’t move on to Dortmund, then he could stay in London and join Crystal Palace instead.
Any potential deal could see Wilfried Zaha going the other way, as part of the arrangement.
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