Chelsea hope to capitalize on Niklas Sule’s uncertain future at Bayern Munich by signing the defender this summer.
The Germany international has just over a year to sign his contract at the Allianz Arena, but the club have yet to start contract negotiations with the center-back.
Chelsea’s defensive record has been magnificent under Thomas Tuchel, but that owes more to the German’s tactical work than to the staff, with the former Paris Saint-Germain boss interested in signing a proven center this summer.
Bayern Munich are set to lose David Alaba and Jerome Boateng this summer, but the circumstances of Sule’s contract leave the club helpless and Athletic claim Chelsea are ready to jump on the limelight.
Dayot Upamecano will join the club this summer from RB Leipzig after Bayern enacted his release clause and the Germans could be available for offers for Sule if he rejects another contract extension.
Sule is supposed to be ‘relaxed’ about his future and he will likely hold back to see how Hansi Flick’s future plays out before making a decision on his future.
Chelsea’s board are ready to give Tuchel significant funds to spend this summer, with the German having already shown at Stamford Bridge that his side could be a force to be reckoned with next season.
The Blues reserved their place in the FA Cup final with a 1-0 win over Manchester City at Wembley on Saturday.
They will face Leicester City after their victory over Southampton.