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Trevoh Chalobah links re-emerge as Bayern eyes Chelsea defender as backup plan

Not plan A, B or C, but a plan nonetheless.

Chelsea FC v Real Madrid: Quarterfinal Second Leg - UEFA Champions League
Chelsea’s Trevor Chalobah in the thick of things in Champions League clash against Real Madrid
Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images

Here we go again.

Bayern have once again been linked to Chelsea FC’s Trevoh Chalobah, and in similar fashion to previous links, it seems to be a last-ditch effort should a primary center-back target fail to be acquired.

Sky Sport’s Florian Plettenburg (as captured by @iMiaSanMia) detailed the rumour in the tweet below.

As far as backup options go, the Englishman is by no means bad.

At the age of 24, Chalobah has host of Premier League as well as Champions League experience. With the ability to play center-back, right-back, and defensive midfielder, he also happens to fit the profile of a “versatile” defender that Bayern are so eager to sign.

One should also remember that it was Thomas Tuchel who gave Chalobah his start at Chelsea. This means Tuchel trusts the young defender to step up at the highest level and should not be surplus to requirements.

Lastly, Chalobah coming in on loan as a stop gap certainly seems more viable than splashing big money in January (when transfer values are generally heightened) to bring in a defender who is not actually Bayern’s first option.

But what do you think? Is Chalobah a decent backup option for Bayern should they miss out on their primary targets?

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