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Update: Bayern Munich in talks with Chelsea for defender Trevoh Chalobah; Benjamin Pavard decision imminent

The last priority of the window may be a Premier League player, but not a defensive midfielder...

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Update — August 28th, 7:05 PM EST: Talks progressing, tied to Pavard situation

An update from Fabrizio Romano clarifies that Bayern Munich is in active discussions with Chelsea FC over Trevoh Chalobah, with urgency tied to Inter Milan’s pursuit of Benjamin Pavard. Additional context provided by @iMiaSanMia as of 6:40 PM EST.

Bayern have to decide today (Tuesday) whether they will accept Inter’s offer for Benjamin Pavard (€30m + €2m) and let him go or keep him. That’s why Bayern approached Chelsea on Monday night for Trevoh Chalobah. Tuchel has also called the player. Chelsea’s first message was: no loan deal, either a permanent transfer or this will not happen. Negotiations are ongoing and the situation will probably be clear in the next 12-15 hours


Looks like resolution for all parties is coming soon.

The talk of Bayern Munich seeking to acquire Manchester United defensive midfielder Scott McTominay may be dying down as fast as it started up. Instead, manager Thomas Tuchel may be focusing on one of his former Chelsea FC players, Trevoh Chalobah, instead.

Per Telegraph journalist Jason Burt, as captured by @iMiaSanMia:

Sources close to Bayern Munich have played down suggestions that Thomas Tuchel is keen to sign Scott McTominay. Instead, Tuchel’s priority is to sign Chelsea defender Trevoh Chalobah on a permanent deal, rather than a loan, with negotiations progressing for the 24-year-old.

From Bayern’s perspective, Chalobah, 24, would add depth to the defensive line at both right-back and center-back and potentially even in defensive midfield — replacing Benjamin Pavard while injecting some additional versatility into the squad. He would also add to the English contingent, joining Harry Kane.

And it is selling season at Chelsea, who has signed so many players in recent windows the club has had a long list of players to offload. Even though Chalobah has a contract until 2028, he may not command a premium fee. He is currently rated by Transfermarkt at €18m.

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