Date: 20th April 2021 at 3:50pm
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European football was dealt a huge bombshell on Sunday evening as 12 of the continent’s biggest clubs announced that they had agreed the initial terms of a breakaway ‘European Super League’. 

The news meant that the competition’s founding clubs, which included the Premier League’s ‘top six’, would cease to be involved in UEFA competitions such as the Europa League and Champions League.

The announcement has been met with widespread condemnation from fans, pundits and even players across the globe, and it has even been suggested that clubs involved in the league would be banned from their own domestic competitions, and players of those clubs denied the opportunity to represent their nations.

Amid the chaos of the announcement, however, it appears that Chelsea are lining up an offer for one of the Bundesliga’s most coveted talents.

According to The Athletic, Blues boss Thomas Tuchel is eyeing up a move for Bayern Munich’s Nilkas Sule.

Sule has been at Bayern Munich since 2017

Tuchel is reportedly a keen admirer of his fellow countryman, and is intent on bringing the centre-back to Stamford Bridge this summer in a bid to bolster his defensive options.

Since arriving in SW6 in February, Tuchel has masterminded a resurgence at Stamford Bridge, with his side in the FA Cup final, Champions League semi-final and in a commanding position to secure a top four finish in the league.

The Blues have kept a staggering 15 clean sheets in Tuchel’s 20 games in charge, but it appears that the former Paris Saint-Germain boss is still keen to add to his defensive options and has his sights set on Sule.

The 25-year-old’s current deal at the Allianz is due to expire in 2022, meaning that the German giants could opt to cash in and sell the defender this summer, rather than risk losing him for nothing in twelve months.

Sule is rumoured to be valued at around £30 million by his current employers, making him a more affordable option than some of Chelsea’s other targets, including Jules Kounde and Jose Gimenez.

 
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