Chelsea Target Wilfried Zaha As Thomas Tuchel Eyes Attacking Options Following Timo Werner’s Exit

Chelsea Target Wilfried Zaha As Thomas Tuchel Eyes Attacking Options Following Timo Werner’s Exit

  • Crystal Palace's winger Wilfried Zaha has emerged as a potential target for Chelsea FC, who are now short on attackers
  • Chelsea are set to lose Timo Werner, who is heading back to RB Leipzig on a permanent deal
  • Callum Hudson-Odoi could be used in a potential swap deal to convince Palace to part ways with Zaha

Chelsea are reportedly set to move in for Crystal Palace's winger Wilfried Zaha before the closure of the transfer window.

Head coach Thomas Tuchel is interested in bringing more attackers to his side. Tuchel watched his side struggle to create chances in their opening fixture of the Premier League against Everton.

Wilfried Zaha, Crystal Palace, Thomas Tuchel, Timo Werner, Callum Hudson-Odoi
Crystal Palace's forward Wilfried Zaha. Photo by Sebastian Frej.
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Even more urgently, Chelsea will need to replace Timo Werner, who is understood on sealing a move back to RB Leipzig. Chelsea have already lost Romelu Lukaku in this transfer window.

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Daily Express reports that Zaha has now emerged as a potential option for the Blues. The Ivory Coast international is said to be interested in playing Champions League football and has tried to force a move away from Palace in the past.

Zaha has been the main source of attacking threat for the Eagles over the years, but the emergence of talents like Eberechi Eze and Michael Olise might tempt the club to listen to offers for the former Manchester United player.

Callum Hudson-Odoi set for Chelsea exit after being snubbed by Thomas Tuchel

Another option Chelsea might use to convince Palace to release their key player is by offering Callum Hudson-Odoi. Sports Brief had earlier reported that Hudson-Odoi was reportedly left stunned that he was not selected by Thomas Tuchel to feature in Chelsea’s opening Premier League game against Everton on Saturday, August 6.

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The 21-year-old winger is a target for German giants Borussia Dortmund, and the Guardian now reports that a transfer is highly likely before the window closes.

Southampton is another club that approached Chelsea about a possible loan deal for Odoi, but the attacker is keen on playing at a “high level” and would prefer a move to Dortmund instead.

Chelsea are also looking into Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

At the same time, Sports Brief had reported that Chelsea had set their eyes on signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Barcelona. If the deal goes through, it will come as a surprise, given that Aubameyang only joined Barcelona six months ago.

The striker had fallen out with Arsenal's head coach Mikel Arteta and managed to force a move away to Camp Nou where he became an instant hit.