Date: 4th November 2021 at 2:25pm
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Chelsea continued the defence of their Champions League title on Tuesday evening with a narrow 1-0 victory over Malmo in Sweden. 

The win kept the Blues in second place in Group H, three points behind Italian side Juventus, meaning that the tie between the two clubs at the end of the month will likely decide who tops the group.

Thomas Tuchel was full of praise for his side despite not being at their best, highlighting how they were missing N’Golo Kane, Mateo Kovacic and Mason Mount in midfield.

With a gruelling fixture schedule ahead over the Christmas and new year period, Tuchel appears to already be keeping an eye on potential transfer targets, and it appears that one candidate could be available sooner than first thought.

As per German outlet BILD, Chelsea are monitoring the situation of Kinglsey Coman at Bayern Munich, with a view to potentially making an offer for the player.

The report states that the player’s representatives are considering letting the player run down the remainder of his deal with the Bundesliga side, allowing him to leave for free next summer.

The German champions could, however, decide to sell the player in January, rather than potentially losing him for free next year.

This is reminiscent of the situation that Bayern found themselves in last year, when David Alaba’s contract was expiring.

Despite lengthy contract discussions, a deal could not be reached and the Austrian ultimately departed on a free transfer to Spanish side Real Madrid over the summer.

Coman has already won 24 trophies during spells in France, Italy and Germany

Despite the wealth of talent at Tuchel’s disposal, Coman would undoubtedly be an attractive prospect for any side in European football.

The 25-year-old has already won a Champions League, nine league titles across three countries, and a total of 14 other cup competitions during his relatively short career.

Additionally, the winger has been in impressive form since his recent return from injury, scoring in each of his past three appearances across the Bundesliga and Champions League.

Despite Chelsea’s abundance of talent, recent injuries to Timo Werner and Romelu Lukaku, and the inconsistency of Hakim Ziyech, have highlighted how the club could perhaps benefit from further reinforcements in the attacking roles.

Coman, who would likely be available for a cut price, could therefore represent the perfect acquisition for the European champions.

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