Timo Werner’s "bigger picture" admission amid Newcastle interest in Chelsea star

Timo Werner has said he needs to look at the "big picture" when making a decision about leaving Chelsea amid transfer interest from Newcastle.

Werner, 25, has been placed on the Magpies' list of targets following their Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund (PIF) takeover, as per German outlet BILD.

The north-east club are now backed by owners with an estimated wealth of £320billion and they have been 'in contact' with the German international's agency.

His future is very much up in the air following a mixed start to life at Stamford Bridge, a situation which only worsened for him when Romelu Lukaku arrived this summer.

However, Werner is keen to fight for his spot in the Blues side and has insisted he will consider all factors before settling on where his future lies.

Speaking to Express.de, via BuliNews, recently, he said: "The last weeks at Chelsea have been difficult for me. I fell behind and had to fight my way back.

"In a career, things always go up and down, never steadily up. But you learn to deal with it.

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"I have to force my way back in, and that's what challenges me. Of course I want more playing time, so I'm giving everything in training.

"Of course I can't be satisfied if I don't play. Of course I want to be a regular starter for a big team. But I'm not saying I'm desperate to leave if I don't start 10 or 15 games before Christmas.

"In football, things change relatively quickly. I have to look at the big picture to make my decision."

Werner had forced his way back into the Chelsea side prior to the international break with back-to-back Premier League starts against Manchester City and Southampton, whom he scored against.

And while on duty with Germany he bagged a brace against North Macedonia in a 4-0 World Cup qualifier victory to help his country book their place in Qatar.

As well as Newcastle, Bayern Munich from his homeland have emerged as a potential next club for Werner in recent weeks.

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