Tuchel ready to move for three Chelsea stars this summer as Bayern gear up for summer rebuild

Ben Stewart
Mateo Kovacic in action for Chelsea in the Champions League
Mateo Kovacic in action for Chelsea

The latest reports have claimed that former Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is considering signing three of his former players in the summer transfer window.

Chelsea are in need of cutting down their bloated squad and several high-profile stars could depart. Planning for next season has already begun behind the scenes.

Frank Lampard’s side have struggled to find any consistency this year and have fallen well below expectations. 

Each of Chelsea’s managers have struggled to settle on a starting 11 during the campaign which has seen Chelsea use 31 different players this season.

According to the latest reports, Tuchel is keen on snapping up midfield duo Mason Mount and Mateo Kovacic this summer.

The pair played some of their best football under the German manager and would surely be tempted by an offer from Germany.

Christian Falk from CaughtOffside has shared the latest updates on the situation. “Bayern are also looking for midfield players and I recently wrote about the interest in Mateo Kovacic,” Falk explains.

“The availability of Mason Mount is certainly of interest to Tuchel also, as he knows both players well from his time in London.”

As N’Golo Kante could also depart at the end of the season, Chelsea would be short on midfield options if Mount and Kovacic also depart.

Along with the midfield duo, Bayern have also been linked with a move for Kai Havertz. The German club reportedly see him as a long-term replacement for Thomas Muller.

Havertz had some of his best moments in a Chelsea shirt under Tuchel, including scoring the winning goal in the 2021 Champions League final.

Havertz himself has already admitted that it would be hard to turn Bayern Munich down if they were to come calling.

“Bayern are generally a huge club that it’s hard to say no to as a German player, but my personal goal has always been to play abroad at some point,” he told Sport Bild.

A potential swap deal involving Havertz and Mane has even been mentioned. Mauricio Pochettino has reportedly given Chelsea the green light for Chelsea to make a move for the Senegalese winger.

Reports suggest that Mane would be available for around £30million as the German club is looking to recoup what they originally spent on the winger.

Chelsea also have the imminent arrival of Christopher Nkunku to consider as he will be expecting a regular starting spot next season too.

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