Chelsea are closely monitoring Niklas Sule’s complicated contract situation at Bayern Munich, with the defender tipped to leave Bavaria.

Italian journalist Rudy Galetti has offered an update on Niklas Sule’s situation at Bayern Munich. It appears the two parties are increasingly getting distant from one another, which could potentially usher in the departure of the talented centre-back.

It has put Chelsea on red alert, with the Premier League giants monitoring the situation closely. It is needless to point out that Thomas Tuchel is ready to pounce, as the German tactician hopes to reshape the club’s defensive unit.

Fikayo Tomori has already left Stamford Bridge in favour of a permanent switch to AC Milan earlier this summer, whereas Thiago Silva only has one more year at the club. There have been suggestions of offloading Kurt Zouma as well, leaving Tuchel with an ageing Cesar Azpilicueta, Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger as the only options.

On the flip side, though, the Blues have been linked with multiple defenders throughout the summer. They are already one of the clubs interested in the services of Caglar Soyuncu, while Maxence Lacro ix was a subject of interest too. Expensive options like Jules Kounde have been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge as well, with Roman Abramovich ready to splash the cash in the summer.

Rock at the back! (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Rock at the back! (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)

However, Chelsea’s interest in Sule suggests Tuchel is looking to make a calculated risk. Having coached Mainz and Borussia Dortmund earlier in his managerial career, the German tactician is aware of the defender’s talents.

Sule was even tagged as the next big thing in German football during his move to Bayern Munich. Unfortunately, a few injury issues coupled with his lack of form had left him trailing the likes of Lucas Hernandez, Jerome Boateng and David Alaba in the pecking order this past season.

Although Alaba and Boateng have both left Bayern, the arrival of Dayot Upamecano and Julian Nagelsmann poses many problems for Sule. As such, a move to Chelsea might seem like an appealing prospect for the 25-year-old, who will also be keen on regaining his place in the German national team.

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The German connection between him and Rudiger might work wonders for Chelsea, although it remains to be seen whether Bayern agree on offloading the defender. The Bavarians, nonetheless, are expected to demand a fortune, having lost both Alaba and Boateng in the summer.

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