Football.London report that there is still a chance that Timo Werner may not move to Chelsea after all. The Blues have reportedly agreed to a £53 million deal for the German striker. However, they have still been warned of a potential hijack by English giants Manchester United, according to Arsenal legend Ray Parlour. Ray Parlour warns Chelsea that if the Red Devils were to garner interest in the forward, they could definitely swoop him up before the Blues move is complete.
Ray Parlour Warns Chelsea of Potential Timo Werner Hijack by Manchester United
Chelsea Have Already Agreed to a Deal for Werner
BBC Sport, among other news publications, reported that Timo Werner had already agreed a five-year, £200,000-per-week deal with Frank Lampard’s side. Although, this comes after consistent links to Champions League holders and imminent Premier League champions Liverpool.
The league leaders were the top dogs in the race for some time. However, Chelsea, out of nowhere, came into the news with a reported agreement. Now, it seems that other clubs, such as United, are looking to hijack the move.
Ray Parlour definitely believes so.
Ray Parlour Warns Chelsea
The Arsenal legend says he expects Manchester United to show some interest in Werner as they look for a striker themselves.
Parlour told talkSPORT: “I’m amazed that Man United are not in for Werner.
“They’ve got money and probably do need another striker. Marcus Rashford can play wide if you need him to off the flank.”
He says that if Manchester United want an out-and-out striker; a goal-scoring centre-forward, and nothing more, Werner is their man. This would mean they show interest, however, and with most big clubs eyeing Timo Werner up for a move, it would not be surprising to see them come in with the last gasp approach.
In the coming weeks or even days, don’t be shocked to see the Red Devils go in for a high, high bid for Timo Werner. He could be the one to form a dominant four-way striking partnership with Mason Greenwood, Anthony Martial, and the aforementioned Marcus Rashford.