On February 18th, Abendzeitung reported Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel is ‘vying intensely’ for Bayern Munich’s Niklas Süle.
The defender’s contract with the Bavarian club is until 2022 and it’s not clear whether he will sign a new deal or if Bayern will see him in the summer.
Earlier reports suggested the 25-year-old ‘feels at home’ at Allianz Arena and manager Hansi Flick ‘trusts him’.
Another report from the Munich based newspaper now explain the centre-back’s sale is ‘by no means excluded’ after Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge recently admitted Süle’s contract will be extended ‘will only be possible on certain terms’.
According to Abendzeitung, the player has ‘received several attractive inquiries from abroad’ and only the west London club get a mention. It’s once again stated the Blues are ‘interested’ in the Germany international.
With Chelsea regularly named as a suitor for Süle, Sport1 asked Bayern president Herbert Hainer whether the former Hoffenheim man will sign a new contract or move to Stamford Bridge in the summer.
“I saw that Niklas Süle now has technical cabinets in stock, with step-over steps and everything. I wouldn’t have expected that (laughs). He’s an important player for us. We’ll sit down with him in the spring,” Hainer said.
Therefore, there should be more clarity on Sule’s future in the months.