Chelsea report: Blues on red alert as Thomas Tuchel plots Stamford Bridge raid

Thomas Tuchel
Thomas Tuchel is pictured at his unveiling as the new manager of Bayern Munich (Image credit: Getty)

Chelsea are expecting to receive offers for at least two of their players from Bayern Munich this summer, according to reports.

Following the surprise sacking of Julian Nagelsmann, the Bundesliga giants appointed former Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel as their new manager on Friday.

Tuchel has been out of work since he was dismissed by the Blues in September, with Graham Potter chosen as his successor.

Kai Havertz and Mateo Kovacic celebrate one of Chelsea's goals in the 3-1 win at Leicester in the Premier League in March 2023.

Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic is under contract at the club until 2024 (Image credit: Getty Images)

Potter has had a tricky start to life in west London, with Chelsea currently 10th in the Premier League.

Some fans would rather have seen co-owner Todd Boehly continue to back Tuchel, who led the club to Champions League glory in 2021.

And the German could attempt to secure reunions with some of his former charges by bringing them to the Allianz Arena.

Edouard Mendy

Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has lost his place in the team of late (Image credit: Getty)

According to Calcio Mercato, Tuchel is keen to bring Edouard Mendy and Mateo Kovacic to Munich at the end of the campaign.

Mendy has fallen out of favour in recent months, with Kepa Arrizabalaga the current No.1 under Potter.

Kovacic remains an important part of the Chelsea first team, but he is out of contract in 2024.

Graham Potter

Graham Potter has had a tough start to life as Chelsea manager (Image credit: Getty Images)

The Blues may therefore be forced to listen to offers for the Croatia international this summer, as they will not want to risk losing him on a free transfer at the end of next season.

Meanwhile Chelsea could also lose assistant manager Anthony Barry to Bayern, with Tuchel impressed by the Englishman during their time together at Stamford Bridge.

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Chelsea are one of four Premier League clubs to have registered an interest in PSV midfielder Ibrahim Sangare.

The Blues are also keeping close tabs on Alexis Mac Allister, who is poised to leave Brighton at the end of the campaign.

And Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly has apologised for the editing of a Ray Wilkins banner for an episode of Ted Lasso.

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Greg Lea

Greg Lea is a freelance football journalist who's filled in wherever FourFourTwo needs him since 2014. He became a Crystal Palace fan after watching a 1-0 loss to Port Vale in 1998, and once got on the scoresheet in a primary school game against Wilfried Zaha's Whitehorse Manor (an own goal in an 8-0 defeat).