In a developing story within the football transfer market, it appears that Bayern Munich remains keen on securing the services of Chelsea’s Trevoh Chalobah. While neither Thomas Tuchel, Chelsea’s manager, nor Bayern Munich’s front office have explicitly confirmed their intentions, they have dropped hints suggesting that the door for potential winter transfer dealings has not been entirely closed.
Despite significant activity during the summer transfer window, Thomas Tuchel has expressed his desire to bolster Chelsea’s squad with a defensive midfielder and a right-back. Additionally, a string of injuries to the center-back position has prompted Bayern to explore potential options in that area, as evidenced by their controversial consideration of signing Jerome Boateng, who is still training at Sabener Strasse.
Tuchel had previously expressed interest in bringing Trevoh Chalobah to Chelsea, but a potential deal fell through during the final hours of the summer transfer window. The stumbling block was Chelsea’s preference for a permanent sale, while Bayern had proposed a loan option.
According to an update from Sky Sport journalist Florian Plettenberg, Bayern Munich’s interest in Chalobah remains strong, and this interest seems to be growing during the international break. Tuchel admires Chalobah’s versatility in defense, as the 24-year-old can play both as a right back and, notably, as a center back, especially in a back-three system. This adaptability aligns with what Tuchel is seeking, as Bayern is in need of a player with a depth of defensive capabilities.
However, it’s important to note that as of now, no concrete developments have taken place, as it’s still early for official negotiations to occur between the two clubs and the player. Nevertheless, Chelsea has reportedly given Chalobah the green light to depart during the January transfer window. The reported fee for his potential transfer stands at approximately €29 million euros, although Bayern may seek to negotiate this figure down, given that Chalobah is not a regular fixture in Mauricio Pochettino’s lineup. The football world will be eagerly watching for further updates on this intriguing transfer rumor.