Bayern Munich ‘win race for Chelsea and Liverpool target’

Date published: Monday 19th December 2016 8:40

Chelsea and Liverpool will have to look elsewhere for a new centre-back as Bayern Munich have reportedly agreed a deal for Niklas Sule.

According to Bild, the £30million-rated Hoffenheim defender will join the German giants as part of a double deal which will also see midfielder Sebastian Rudy – viewed as the long-term replacement for Xabi Alonso – make the move to the Allianz Arena.

The news will come as a blow to Chelsea in particular, who just last week were linked with the German international as Antonio Conte looks to reinforce his staunch defence.

Hoffenheim were said to be determined to keep hold of their star defender until the summer, but now look resigned to losing him when the January transfer window opens.

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