Chelsea have started talks with Borussia Monchengladbach about signing Marcus Thuram.
This was revealed over the weekend by transfer guru Fabrizio Romano in a tweet via his Twitter handle.
“Chelsea consider Marcus Thuram as a big market opportunity with further talks to take place in the coming days to discuss conditions and price tag for January,” Romano tweeted.
“Thuram will weigh all of his options because he will not extend his contract with Borussia and will be available in June.”
Meanwhile, Manchester United’s pursuit of Borussia Monchengladbach goalkeeper Yann Sommer has been derailed.
The Red Devils are keeping an eye on Sommer during the January transfer window, as they are concerned about the future of first-choice goalkeeper David de Gea.
However, Erik ten Hag’s team will face stiff competition from Bayern Munich, who are looking for a shot-stopper to replace Manuel Neuer, who is currently injured.
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But Roland Virkus, the director of Borussia Monchengladbach, has now insisted that the Switzerland international will not be allowed to leave the club this month.
“We will not let Yann Sommer go in January,” Virkus told the Rheinische Post. Bayern has also been notified.”