The ongoing international break has been very eventful for Bayern Munich. The Bavarian club decided to have a coaching change after a poor start to 2023 in the Bundesliga, winning five of their last ten league games. The good form in the Champions League and DFB Pokal couldn’t help Julian Nagelsmann to keep his job.
Bayern communicated their decision to Nagelsmann on Sunday. The Bavarian club moved swiftly to reach an agreement with Thomas Tuchel to become the new head coach of the first team. Tuchel was unveiled in front of the media at Allianz Arena on Saturday. He is set to take his first training session at Sabner Strasse on Tuesday.
Thomas Tuchel has been away from football management since October after leaving Chelsea. The German head coach won the Champions League title with the Blues, but an inconsistent start to the season led to his departure.
The arrival of Thomas Tuchel to Bayern will see several Chelsea players linked with a move to Bavaria. The English club is expected to part ways with several first-team players after spending more than half a billion in the last two transfer windows. It does look certain that Bayern will not make a move for one particular Chelsea forward.
According to Sky Sports in Germany, Bayern is not weighing up a move for Kai Havertz. The young German forward may look to leave Stamford Bridge in the summer, but a move to Bavaria is unlikely to happen. Tuchel enjoys a very good relationship with Havertz, but it is unlikely to convince Die Roten to make a move for him.
Havertz has been heavily linked with a move to Bayern ever since becoming a standout player at Bayer Leverkusen. The record Bundesliga champions never made a bid for him, so he ended up joining Chelsea for a fee of just over €70 million in 2020. Havertz scored the winner for Chelsea against Manchester City in the Champions League final, but it has largely been an underwhelming spell for him at Stamford Bridge.
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Bayern may try to bolster the attack in the summer by signing a striker. Havertz can play in this position, but he is not a prolific goalscorer to lead the line for a top club. He thrives in the number ten role. Die Roten has top-quality options in this position, so it makes no sense for them to spend big on Kai Havertz.