Chelsea supporters on social media waved away the suggestion that Newcastle United want to recruit Timo Werner.
According to Sport Bild’s Christian Falk, Werner is amongst the illustrious list of names now on Newcastle’s expensive shopping list.
Like something out of Football Manager, the Toon are reportedly trying to take over the transfer market.
Thanks to a huge influx of Saudi-Arabian finances, this has become a frightening reality.
The Magpies are seemingly looking for shiny objects across all Europe and even upon English shores.
They have apparently spotted a sparkly item buried within the Stamford Bridge bushes.
Could Werner really be making a move up north?
Certainly not, if you are of a Chelsea persuasion.
Fans of the Champions League holders dismissed the notion that Newcastle are chasing after their German attacker.
Here’s how they reacted on Twitter:
150M to start the talks— Bogdan92⭐⭐ (@Bogdybv1) October 13, 2021
Might the worst rumor I’ve heard today— Nahom (@CFC_Nahom) October 13, 2021
Laughable 😂— Nathaniel Gyasi (@gyasi_nathaniel) October 13, 2021
Timo top of the world
For all Werner’s misgivings since joining Chelsea last year for £45m (Sky Sports), it is extremely unlikely he will relocate so soon.
Especially to another English club, one that despite their new treasure chest, are currently battling against relegation.
The 25-year-old has just entered a mini purple patch as well, scoring five goals in as many games for club and country.
Although liftoff is not fully underway just yet, the jet engines are filling up with fuel.
Once turbo Timo reaches orbit, it might be difficult to bring him back to earth.
But football is a funny old business and nobody can predict what’s lurking around the corner.
For all we know, Newcastle might well propose an eight-digit figure for Werner’s services.
In that fanciful scenario, Chelsea would be given little choice but to expect the offer.
Then the game really will have gone mad.