Chelsea and Liverpool will have to explore other centre-back options as Bayern Munich confirmed they will sign Niklas Sule in the summer.
As reported in December, the German giants have won the race for the 21-year-old German international after months of speculation that he would join a Premier League team.
The £30-million rated defender will see out the season with his current club Hoffenheim. alongside midfielder Sebastian Rudy – tipped to be Xabi Alonso’s long-term replacement – who will also join the Bavarians in the summer.
— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) January 15, 2017