Bayern Munich defender Niklas Sule is at the top of Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel’s wish list to bolster his defence this summer.
Sule is out of contract with Bayern at the end of next season, with club chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge previously stating that the two parties would sit down for talks over a new deal in the summer.
The Germany international’s fellow centre-back, Jerome Boateng, will leave the club as a free agent this summer, while David Alaba is also set to depart when his contract expires at the end of June. Bayern have already announced that Dayot Upamecano will arrive from RB Leipzig this summer.
All of the upheaval in the squad and the expected changes in the dugout, with coach Hansi Flick leaving the club at the end of the season, and his own contract situation could convince Sule that is it time to move on, and Chelsea are ready to take advantage.
Reports has it that Tuchel has informed Chelsea that signing a centre-back is one of his summer priorities, and the former Dortmund coach has identified Sule as one of the players who could help him mount a Premier League title challenge next season.