Chelsea have reportedly stepped up their interest in securing services of Bayern Munich defensive rock Niklas Sule.
German defender has currently playing as a right-back for Bundesliga giants and his versatility has attracted interest of newly appointed Chelsea boss.
The arrival of Thomas Tuchel at Stamford Bridge is believed to lead to a number of comings and goings during the upcoming transfer window this summer, including in defence where the Blues have not performed with any consistency.
With Thiago Silva now 36 years of age and several players having failed to justify their places in the long term, it appears that Thomas Tuchel is beginning to assess his options.
According to Fichajes, Premier League giants, have already made contact with Bundesliga champions regarding a potential €30m (£25.93m) deal for Sule.
While German centre-back has made 25 games in all competitions this term, the Germany international has been part of a backline which has conceded an increasing amount of goals since the turn of the year.
The 25-year-old defender has less than 18 months remaining on his current deal, putting Bayern in a position where they have to consider his transfer or manage to tie him with a new deal in order not to lose him for free.