Stamford Bridge star on way to Allianz Arena.
Bayern Munich are planning a £7million raid for Chelsea midfielder Florent Malouda in January.
The 31-year-old has only one-year remaining on his current deal and will be free to talk to other clubs in the new year.
The France international has seen his chances of playing regular first-team football hinderered by the Blues signing Juan Mata from Valencia.
Bayern are interested in the winger and hope Chelsea want to cash in on Malouda rather than let him go for free next summer, according to German magazine Kicker.
He was linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge during the previous transfer window with AC Milan and Juventus also keen on his signature.
Chelsea are believed to want to reduce the average age of the squad as well as the wage bill, and Malouda may be a casualty of the new regime.
Nicolas Anelka, Dider Drogba and Paulo Ferreira are all on the lookout for new clubs, but the Blues may decide to offer new deals or keep them until the summer.