Chelsea have stepped up their interest in signing Bayern Munich center-back Niklas Sule.
is eager to sign a commanding center-back to bolster his defensive options at the club and they have the chance to win 25-year-old’s signature, who will be out of contract in 2022 and could be available for a cut-price fee of £26m.
is still hopeful that Sule will extend his stay with the German champions.
“We want the good German national players at FC Bayern,”
“Niklas still has one year of contract.
"We will hold talks and see where they lead. We will look at it seriously and calmly until the summer. Coronavirus has also caused financial damage to FC Bayern.
"If we find a solution, we are generally happy to extend the contract, but that will only be possible under certain conditions.”