CHELSEA are reportedly interested in signing Bayern Munich defender Niklas Sule this summer.
The 25-year-old has been in and out of the German champions' side over the last two campaigns.
He has played 133 times for Bayern but could well be on the move at the end of the season, according to Abendzeitung.
This is because his contract expires in 2022, so the club may feel they need to cash in on him this summer.
When talking about contract negotiations with Sule, Bayern board member Oliver Kahn said: "You have to see what package we can offer a player.
"FC Bayern has an excellent squad that can win all titles. And this wonderful city! What more do you want as a player?"
Since arriving four years ago, Sule has won a host of trophies with Bayern.
These include four Bundesliga titles in a row, the Champions League, two DFB-Pokals and the FIFA Club World Cup.
But it was reported in Germany earlier this season that he was being left out of the side by manager Hans-Dieter Flick because he was overweight, something he vehemently disputed.
The defender told Suddeutchse Zeitung: "Some chatterbox spread it [the rumour about his weight] and the people take it over.
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"I moved to Bayern in 2017 for 20 million. People said: What does he want there? He's not playing a game! And I worked my way into it and made a lot of games. But I don't talk about it all the time."
Meanwhile, Chelsea will be looking to freshen up their back line ready for the 2021-22 campaign.
Although they have looked incredibly solid since Tuchel arrived in January, he will undoubtedly be eyeing up a long-term replacement for 36-year-old Thiago Silva.
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