Tammy Abraham ‘to use Timo Werner wage as leverage in Chelsea contract talks’
Tammy Abraham will reportedly use Timo Werner’s imminent arrival at Chelsea as an opportunity to negotiate a more favourable contract.
Chelsea are expected to officially announce the signing of Werner in the coming weeks after supposedly triggering the buyout clause in his RB Leipzig contract.
The Germany international’s arrival was expected to spell bad news for Abraham, who has been tasked with leading the line for the Blues this season.
However, The Express reports that the 22-year-old could use the big-money transfer to his advantage as he prepares to open talks over a new deal.
Abraham has two years to run on his existing terms and could now be in line for a significant pay rise, it is claimed, bringing him in line with the club’s other high earners.
Chelsea return to Premier League action after a near-four-month hiatus with a trip to Aston Villa on June 21.
Timo Werner ‘turned down Manchester United for Chelsea’
RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner reportedly rejected a contract offer from Manchester United before opting to sign for Chelsea.
Last week, a number of reports suggested that the Blues had won the race for the Germany international after Liverpool deemed the player too expensive ahead of the next transfer window.
However, according to Sky In Germany, Frank Lampard’s side faced competition from more than just the Premier League leaders.
The report claims that United offered a deal to the 24-year-old, only for the versatile attacker to accept more lucrative terms at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea will also have to pay a fee in the region of £54m – Werner’s release clause – if they are to get a deal over the line in the coming weeks.
Werner has enjoyed a tremendous campaign, contributing 29 goals and 10 assists in the Bundesliga and Champions League.