Christian Falk of Bild yesterday added his very considerable weight to the idea that Chelsea are interested in Dayot Upamecano.
The RB Leipzig defender is attracting more and more attention with every passing season, as he looks increasingly like a ready made star who could step up and excel in a top team immediately.
Bayern are our chief rivals, and it’s difficult to pull players from the Bundesliga out of their orbit once they engage them. But we got Kai Havertz last summer, and we could pull the same trick with Upamecano.
We weren’t fully convinced by the Upamecano links before. It seemed like we were just being listed with other top clubs to make up the numbers. But with Thomas Tuchel now in charge we can imagine a Bundesliga connection between the two making it more likely.
Our new manager will now have plenty of games to assess the central defenders he already has. By this summer, he will know who he likes and who he doesn’t.