Bayern Munich is expected to be in the market for a forward in the summer transfer window. The Bavarian club has been linked with several top-quality forwards since the start of the season. In the past few days, Chelsea forward Kai Havertz has been linked with a move to Bayern.
The German media outlets have quickly squashed rumours linking Havertz to Bayern. According to Sport1, Havertz is not a transfer target for the Bundesliga Champions going forward. Despite the speculation around Havertz’s future at Stamford Bridge, Bayern will not be in the race to sign him next summer.
The defending Bundesliga champions had reportedly enquired about Havertz last summer, but it didn’t go beyond initial talks. Die Roten managed to strengthen the attack last summer by signing Sadio Mane and Mathys Tel. The Bavarian club will look to add more quality to the attack by signing a number nine.
Havertz will not fit the profile of a typical nine, so it makes sense for Bayern to rule out his signing. The German forward has played as a nine for Chelsea, but his best position is behind the striker in a number ten role.
Bayern currently has several quality options in the number ten position. Jamal Musiala has been the German club’s best player this season while playing behind the striker. Thomas Muller and Leroy Sane can also operate in this position, so there is strength and depth in this area of the pitch at Die Roten.
In terms of the long-term future, Rekordmeister expects Paul Wanner to become the first team player in the number ten role. The youngster has shone in this position for the reserves team. The hierarchy at Bayern believes that Wanner can become a big player for the first team after making his debut at the age of 16 in 2022.
Havertz was heavily linked with Die Roten when he was set to leave Bayer Leverkusen. Rekordmeister never made an offer for him, which allowed Chelsea to swoop in and sign him in 2020. He played a vital role in Chelsea’s Champions League win in 2021, but things have been far from smooth sailing for Havertz at Stamford Bridge.
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With several forwards arriving at Chelsea in the past couple of windows, he may return to the Bundesliga in the near future. Bavaria will definitely not serve as a possible destination for him, as that ship has sailed a long time ago.