Chelsea target Serge Gnabry ‘doesn’t want to play for another London club’ due to Arsenal roots’

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Serge Gnabry ‘doesn’t want to play for another London club’ due to his roots at Arsenal, leaving Chelsea’s inquiry for him uncertain… but he ‘COULD go to Man City, United or Real Madrid’

  • Chelsea have made ‘tentative’ inquiries over Bayern Munich star Serge Gnabry
  • The Germany forward has yet to agree a new deal at the Bundesliga giants
  • The 26-year-old’s contract at the Allianz Arena expires in June of next year
  • But having played 18 games for Arsenal, he will not move to another London side

Ex-Arsenal forward Serge Gnabry will reportedly not consider moving to another London club despite interest from Chelsea.

Sportsmail understands the Blues have made what have been described as ‘tentative’ inquiries over the Bayern Munich winger, having seemingly missed out on Leeds winger Raphinha to Barcelona.

The 26-year-old scored one goal in 18 appearances for the Gunners first team across four seasons before heading to Germany to eventually further his career with the Bundesliga champions.

Ex-Arsenal forward Serge Gnabry will reportedly not consider moving to another London club despite interest from Chelsea

Ex-Arsenal forward Serge Gnabry will reportedly not consider moving to another London club despite interest from Chelsea

Thomas Tuchel is keen to add to his squad

Raphinha is set to join Barcelona

Thomas Tuchel’s side has made ‘tentative’ inquiries for Gnabry with Raphinha not set to join

And German outlet BILD claim his time in north London means he will not entertain the idea of ​​moving to one of their city rivals, leaving Chelsea uncertain of their next move.

However, the report adds Gnabry’s future at the Allianz Arena is likewise far from certain, with his contract at the German giants expiring next summer.

The same outlet claims talks between the Germany forward’s representatives and Bayern Munich are on hold, with club bosses seeing his failure to accept a £200,000-a-week deal worth £16million (€19m) per year as a rejection of the terms.

However, they claim a transfer to Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City remains an option for Gnabry, with the Premier League champions all set to lose Raheem Sterling to Chelsea in a £50m deal.

The 26-year-old scored one goal in 18 appearances for the Gunners first team before leaving

The 26-year-old scored one goal in 18 appearances for the Gunners first team before leaving

The German international, who has scored 65 goals in 171 games for Bayern, can play on either flank as well as down the middle, meaning his versatility could prove handy for Guardiola.

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City rivals Manchester United are also reportedly interested in a £35m deal, while Real Madrid have also been linked.

No fee has been set for Germany international Gnabry, who has developed into one of Europe’s finest attacking talents.

However, it is unlikely that anything less than £45m would tempt the German giants to sell.

Man City boss Pep Guardiola

Man United boss Erik ten Hag

Manchester City and Man United are reportedly interested in signing Gnabry in a £35m deal

Arsene Wenger brought him into the Arsenal academy as a teenager in 2013, before appearing to lose faith in him and sending him on loan to West Brom in February 2016.

He was eventually sold to Werder Bremen for £4.5m that August before joining Bayern a year later.

Gnabry has since gone on to become a world-class performer, winning 12 major trophies with the German giants including four Bundesliga titles, a Champions League and the Club World Cup.

The German also has two FA Cup victories to his name with Arsenal.

Gnabry (left) has won 12 major trophies with Bayern Munich, including the Champions League

Gnabry (left) has won 12 major trophies with Bayern Munich, including the Champions League

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