Bayern Munich eager to sign Chelsea defender as Pavard replacement

Chelsea, Travor Chalobah (Photo by Chloe Knott - Danehouse/Getty Images)
Chelsea, Travor Chalobah (Photo by Chloe Knott - Danehouse/Getty Images) /

Chelsea are busy finishing off their squad for the beginning of the 2023-2024 Premier League season. With the window closing next weekend, there are still some key deals for Todd Boehly to get done. As The Top Flight has covered, Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku is expected to join Jose Mourinho at AS Roma in the coming days. They offloaded Hakim Ziyech to Galatasaray earlier this month as well. There is still one more outgoing that the club needs to decide if they will keep or sell, Trevoh Chalobah.

Fabrizio Romano is reporting that Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich intend to advance their pursuit of Travoh Chalobah. Bayern have approached Chelsea directly as they look to complete a deal for the defender. The Blues have already rejected a loan offer from the Rekordmeister as they look to sell the homegrown player on a permanent basis.

This deal is likely tied to the departure of Benjamin Pavard from Bayern Munich, which, for the time being, is up in the air. Bayern’s CEO Jan-Christian Dreesen hinted recently something could get done, though:

"“He has not been in training for some days but I am quite confident that we will find a solution in the last few days of the transfer window”. [Source]"

Once Bayern gets some clarification on the Pavard deal, that will likely give them the green light to pursue a permanent transfer of Trevoh Chalobah.

The addition of Axel Disasi to Mauricio Pochettino’s side was likely the nail in the coffin for Chalobah. Once Wesley Fofana returns from injury, that would likely leave Chalobah as the fourth-choice right-side centre-back, as Thiago Silva is also a natural in the position. Despite having regular strings of starts over the course of the last two seasons, the Cobham academy product is facing a likely departure from the club. As The Top Flight covered previously, Chelsea will likely demand a large fee for Trevoh Chalobah.