NIKLAS SULE has put Chelsea and Newcastle on red alert after rejecting Bayern Munich’s latest contract offer.
The 26-year-old is now set to depart on a free transfer after entering the final six months of his contract at Allianz arena.
Newcastle was first linked to the German international in November following their Saudi-backed £300m takeover.
And Chelsea have emerged as a potential destination for centre-backs as they look to bolster their defence.
The Blues features defenders Antonio Rudiger, 28, Andreas Christensen, 25 and club captain Cesar Azpilicueta, 32, all of whom are out of contract in the summer.
Both teams get a boost when landing Sule with the player signaling his intention to depart.
Based on Sport1the former Hoffenheim player is in talks with an ‘unnamed club’ about a move in the next transfer window.
They say Sule informed Bayern he wanted to leave ahead of Sunday’s 4-1 win away at Hertha Berlin.
The German newspaper also revealed that LaLiga giants Barcelona are keen on securing his services.
Bayern CEO Oliver Kahn has confirmed that Sule is ready to leave in the summer after turning down the club’s latest contract offer.
Speaking of the four-time Bundesliga champion, Khan said in a press conference: “Negotiations with Niklas have been going on for a very long time.
“We made an offer for him. He didn’t accept it. He wants to leave the club at the end of the season.
“We have certain responsibilities when making an offer. We are subject to certain financial conditions.
“It’s normal in this business that you don’t always agree.”
Before adding: “We’ve made Niklas a very, very good offer. Lately he’s been playing very solid and confident. We still need him for that for the rest of this season. .
“But we have certain economic limitations. Sometimes you don’t come to an agreement, that happens. The negotiations with Niklas have been going on for months.
“I think he’s shown very good performances here over the last five years. He’s one of the best centre-backs right now. I think we’ve always shown respect and appreciation for him. with him.”
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https://www.thesun.ie/sport/football/8267102/chelsea-newcastle-niklas-sule-to-quit-bayern/ Chelsea and Newcastle transfer target Niklas Sule in talks with ‘unnamed club’ as he tells Bayern Munich he WILL give up