Chelsea are considering making a January bid for TSG Hoffenhiem and German international defender Niklas Sule.

The 21-year-old Sule is slowly growing to become one of the most in-demand youngsters in England. He has made 13 appearances so far to help TSG Hoffenhiem to 4th place in the Bundesliga. He has been subject to interest from many clubs in Europe due to his promising performances and potential. He is certain to become a regular for the German team at this rate and it is now being reported that Chelsea want to make a second move for the defender in the January transfer window.

SINSHEIM, GERMANY - AUGUST 28: Niklas Suele of Hoffenheim looks on during the Bundesliga match between TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and RB Leipzig at Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena on August 28, 2016 in Sinsheim, Germany. (Photo by Simon Hofmann/Bongarts/Getty Images)

SINSHEIM, GERMANY – AUGUST 28: Niklas Suele of Hoffenheim looks on during the Bundesliga match between TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and RB Leipzig at Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena on August 28, 2016 in Sinsheim, Germany. (Photo by Simon Hofmann/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Now ESPN’s sources state that the Blues are planning to make a January bid for the big German. Chelsea boss Antonio Conte reportedly wishes to have more options and personnel to chose from, as he looks to extend this stunning defensive record since introducing the 3-4-3 formation, and also maintain their title charge and the 21-year-old center back is the Blues’ top priority.

The report further states that Chelsea will likely face competition from Bayern Munich, who are also considering a move for Sule. In the past few months, it was revealed that Chelsea had a summer bid turned down by the German outfit for the defender as he wanted to stay at the Rhein-Neckar-Arena and further his development. Chelsea’s Premier League rivals, Everton, Liverpool and Arsenal are just some of the clubs that have also been rumoured to be interested in the defender.

Chelsea have been in stunning form off late, after a slow start to the season. Conte initially opted to go with a traditional 4-1-4-1 formation with a 4 man defence, but after humiliating losses against Liverpool and Arsenal, he switched to a 3-4-3 formation, including summer signings David Luiz and Marcos Alonso in the squad. And in the space of 2 months, they have stormed to the top of the table not having a lost a single game since the start of October. A stable defence is key to their title hopes this season and Conte will surely want to have the best possible backline he can in order to compete for the two remaining competitions of which they are a part of.

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