This week, Bayern Munich announced the signing of Nestory Irankunda from Adelaide United.

Following an agreement with the Australian club, the Bundesliga side will be bringing the youngster to Europe next summer, when he’ll be 18.

It turns out that Chelsea had also been interested in Irankunda, according to German journalist Christian Falk.

The Bild reporter took quotes from the player himself: “There were offers from Premier League teams, but my father said he supported Bayern.”

And in what seems to be Falk’s own information, it’s claimed Chelsea were one of those sides.

It’s not clear whether the Blues made any kind of attempt to land the teenager, while Bayern found a deal with Adelaide United for just over €3.5m.

Irankunda has just started his professional career, and has nine goals and two assists in 39 appearances for his club so far.

What may have drawn Chelsea and Bayern attention are his performances for Australia’s youth teams, as big European clubs often have scouts at international tournaments to check out some talents.

As announced by the German club, Irankunda is now tied to a ‘long-term’ contract with them.