Last week, Kicker reported that Chelsea have ‘announced concrete interest’ in Borussia Mönchengladbach’s Matthias Ginter.
GladbachLIVE now state Mönchengladbach sporting director Max Eberl has not received any official proposal for his players.
The Bundesliga side are ‘economically healthy’ and therefore, there’s no need for them to raise funds through player sales this summer.
“Today there is nothing that would make me give up a player,” said Eberl.
However, it’s not stopped clubs from probing Gladbach players, and that’s when Chelsea’s interest in Ginter is discussed.
According to the report, Frank Lampard’s side are increasingly getting involved with the centre-back and this should not come as a surprise.
There’s realisation at Stamford Bridge that Chelsea should ‘urgently upgrade’ their defence, and that’s why they have their sights on the 26-year-old.
It’s claimed the Premier League side have a strategy to sign Ginter, and their plan involves sending Andreas Christensen to the German club.
The Dane spent two seasons (between 2015-17) on loan at Mönchengladbach, and Chelsea are ready to offer him and money, ‘possibly in double digits’, in exchange for the Germany international.
Christensen’s father, Sten, who is also his agent, has not lost contact with Eberl.
The two clubs also share good relations having done business in the past [Christensen and Thorgan Hazard deals]. Mönchengladbach vice president Rainer Bonhof worked as a scout for Chelsea between 2006 and 2008.
Despite this, GlabdbachLive state only an ‘immoral offer’ would make Mönchengladbach’s decision makers ‘ponder’ Ginter leaving the club.
It remains to be seen if Chelsea are willing to make an ‘immoral offer’ for Ginter, with or without involving Christensen as part of the operation.