Italian journalist Gianluca DiMarzio backed up Plettenberg’s report with news of his own:
Bayern are working on signing Chalobah from Chelsea. In the past few hours, progress has been made between Bayern and Chelsea for the defender [@DiMarzio] https://t.co/XfF2frPxrP pic.twitter.com/D9k7RCxNM5— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) August 25, 2023
Since Benjamin Pavard seems on the verge of a transfer to Italian side Inter Milan and Bayern seem light in the right-back position, Bayern has been scouring the market for a replacement. During that search, an incredible amount of names have been circulating in the news as the media tries to identify exactly what Bayern’s plan is here.
The latest name spat out by the media is Chalobah, who was brought to the first team from the youth academy by former Chelsea and current Bayern Munich manager Thomas Tuchel in the summer of 2021.
For the past two seasons, though, he has been rather at the fringes of the first team. And Chelsea might be open to selling him to Germany, though there are obvious questions to be raised about Chalobah’s fit as a right-back, seeing as he is predominantly a center-back and has rarely played wide on the right.
According to Sport Bild’s Christian Falk, however, Chalobah’s name was discussed, but Bayern Munich will not be in heavy pursuit of the Chelsea man:
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