“Absolutely unrealistic” – Transfer expert plays down Thomas Tuchel transfer links

The drama of Julian Nagelsmann being sacked as Bayern Munich manager and being replaced by Thomas Tuchel has created a lot of rumours and stories involving Chelsea this week.

Of course, it’s completely natural for these kinds of stories to start coming out after a situation such as this, but Tuchel has been linked with wanting a number of Chelsea players to join him at Bayern Munich.

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However, transfer expert Fabrizio Romano plays down these links and says that it is just too early to know what Tuchel wants at Bayern and whether he wants to try and sign any Chelsea players to join him in the Bundesliga.

The Times have linked Bayern as admirers of Chelsea star Mason Mount, while the Evening Standard have also suggested the Bundesliga giants could be on alert for Blues ace Mateo Kovacic.

But Fabrizio Romano has taken to his exclusive CaughtOffside column to play down the rumours.

“There’s already speculation about who Thomas Tuchel could try to sign for Bayern Munich, but I think it’s absolutely unrealistic to mention transfer targets now – he has arrived only three days ago and he has to prepare Dortmund and City games,” Romano said.

“They’ve not spoken about transfers at all, the only case could be Konrad Laimer who already had a pre-agreement with Bayern and it will be respected. On other targets, we have to wait.”