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Thursday, December 2, 2021

Chelsea set date to resume negotiations over potential January exit of Blues duo - Reports

Chelsea set date to resume negotiations over potential January exit of Blues duo - Reports   Chelsea have set December 8 as the date to res...
Chelsea set date to resume negotiations over potential January exit of Blues duo - Reports

 

Chelsea have set December 8 as the date to resume negotiations over the potential January exits of Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech, according to Spanish outlet SPORT.

Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech are considered sellable players by Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel. However, the Blues are willing to wait to begin negotiations over a potential transfer to Barcelona.

According to the aforementioned source, Chelsea are willing to wait until the Champions League clash between Barcelona and Bayern Munich. The Blues want to know whether the Catalan giants make it through to the knockout rounds of the UEFA Champions League.

Chelsea are willing to offload both Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner but are not willing to strengthen a team whom they consider their direct Champions League rivals. Barcelona are currently second in their Champions League group on seven points.

Whilst they play Bayern Munich, SL Benfica will be taking on Dynamo Kyiv at home in a game the Portuguese side are expecting to win. This makes Barcelona's tie against Bayern Munich even more important for qualification to the knockout stages.

Barcelona are currently going through a financial crisis and will need revenue from the Champions League to balance their books. However, it looks like if they want to sign either Ziyech or Werner from Chelsea, they need to be in the Europa League.

Both Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech are considered fringe players at Stamford Bridge. Ziyech and Werner have made just seven and eight appearances in the Premier League respectively, having scored one goal apiece.

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