Niklas Süle started being linked with a move to Chelsea weeks after the west London club confirmed Thomas Tuchel as Frank Lampard’s successor in January.

In February, Abendzeitung reported the Blues manager is ‘vying intensely’ for the defender.

Amid claims of interest from the Premier League side, Bayern president Herbert Hainer said in March his side will ‘sit down with him in the spring’ to discuss the player’s renewal. His current deal expires in 2022.

The Athletic reported on Monday that Chelsea are looking at the centre-back.

These claims are relayed in Germany and Sky Deutschland have backed up the English club wanting the centre-back. Their title reads: ‘Tuchel and Chelsea show interest in the Bayern star’.

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It’s explained the 25-year-old ‘faces an uncertain future’ with Hansi Flick’s side due to his current deal expiring next year. Therefore, he could leave Bayern for a ‘profitable fee’ in the summer.

Sky reporter Marc Behrenbeck claims there have been ‘ongoing negotiations’ between Süle and Bayern over a new deal. At the same time, the Blues have positioned themselves as a candidate to sign the player.

Behrenbeck states ‘Chelsea are interested’ in Süle, and if he ends up moving to Stamford Bridge, the Germany international will meet his compatriots, Antonio Rüdiger, Kai Havertz and Timo Werner.