Chelsea are interested in former Arsenal winger Serge Gnabry, but the player doesn’t want to join another London club given his Gunners links.

MUNICH, GERMANY: Serge Gnabry of FC Bayern München looks on during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern München and VfB Stuttgart at Allianz Arena on May 08, 2022. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY: Serge Gnabry of FC Bayern München looks on during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern München and VfB Stuttgart at Allianz Arena on May 08, 2022. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

The Telegraph report that Chelsea are interested in Serge Gnabry this summer, as they consider alternative options to Barcelona-bound Raphinha.

But they’re unlikely to have more luck with former Gunner Gnabry. Florian Plettenberg of Sky Sport Germany reports that Chelsea aren’t an option for Gnabry due to his Arsenal ties.

Bild also claim a potential move to Chelsea is a non-starter for Gnabry, as he doesn’t want to play for another London club than Arsenal.

On the other hand, Bild do suggest that Gnabry could still return to the Premier League, with Manchester City a possible destination if he doesn’t extend his contract with Bayern Munich.

Unfortunately, Gnabry isn’t set for a move to Arsenal. Fabrizio Romano claims the player is not on the Gunners’ list, despite any rumours to the contrary.

Bayern Munich's German midfielder Serge Gnabry celebrates the 1-1 own goal during the German first division Bundesliga football match between FC Bayern Munich and VfB Stuttgart in Munich, southern Germany on May 8, 2022.(Photo by KERSTIN JOENSSON/AFP via Getty Images)
Bayern Munich’s German midfielder Serge Gnabry celebrates the 1-1 own goal during the German first division Bundesliga football match between FC Bayern Munich and VfB Stuttgart in Munich, southern Germany on May 8, 2022.(Photo by KERSTIN JOENSSON / AFP via Getty Images)

Bayern Munich have made the player a contract offer which is still on the table, with no decision yet. As it stands, the German international’s deal will expire in 2023.

Gnabry may well decide to stick around even if he doesn’t extend his deal, according to previous reports.

Sport1’s Kerry Hau claimed that whilst Gnabry has rejected all previous attempts to extend his contract with Bayern, he still wants to stay with the club.

From Gnabry’s perspective, he’s hoping that going into the final year of his contract without a definitive agreement will be beneficial to him.

The winger could draw some eyeballs at the World Cup before opening pre-contract talks with any interested clubs from January onwards.

For Bayern, that’s the worst-case scenario. They’d get another year of football out of Gnabry, but they’d then lose him on a free transfer.

In 45 appearances for Bayern in 2021/22, Gnabry has reached 17 goals and eight assists, most recently scoring in the game that won them their 10th consecutive Bundesliga title.

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