Chelsea have reportedly stepped up their pursuit of Bayern Munich center-back Niklas Sule as they look to secure his signing in the next transfer window, according to The Athletic.
Signing a new center-half is one of Thomas Tuchel’s top priorities for next season.
Les Bleus are keeping a close eye on Sule’s situation at the Allianz Arena as the Germany international has just over a year to fulfill his contract.
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The Bavarians have already started negotiations with the 25-year-old defender over a contract extension despite his contract expiring at the end of next season.
The German champions are set to lose both David Alaba and Jerome Boateng this summer, but Sule’s situation leaves Der FCB vulnerable and the aforementioned report claims the Blues are ready to pounce on uncertainty when the transfer window reopens this summer.
The report goes on to state that Chelsea believe Sule is capable of bolstering the leaky defense despite his fitness issues for the Bundesliga champions in the current campaign.
The center-back has scored twice in 26 appearances in all competitions this season.
Sule joined Bayern from Hoffenheim in 2017 and has since made more than 100 appearances for the Bavarians.