Chelsea Interested In £22m Rated German Starlet: Ancelotti Sets Sights On Thomas Muller

Stamford Bridge boss after impressive German international.

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CAPE TOWN, July 3, 2010 Thomas Muller of Germany celebrates his scoring during the 2010 World Cup quarter-final soccer match against Argentina at Green Point stadium in Cape Town, South Africa, on July 3, 2010.

Sources in Germany are claiming that Bayern Munich man Thomas Muller is now Carlo Ancelotti’s number one summer transfer target. The young attacker has had a fantastic World Cup thus far, scoring four goals to help the Germans to the semi-finals.

The 20 year old adaptable attacker was a relative unknown until this season when he established himself as a crucial part of Louis Van Gaal’s side, scoring 19 goals during the Bavarian club’s double winning success. He has followed up with some superb performances for his country to make himself indispensable to Joachim Low’s plans.

Ancelotti has been looking at various potential targets as he looks to freshen up his somewhat ageing Stamford Bridge side and has reportedly earmarked the powerfully built youngster as a signing he is very keen on making. He may have his work cut out however as Muller has only recently signed a new contract keeping him at the Allianz Arena until 2013 however the allure of a move to the Premier League may tempt the talented Munich man.

Roman Abramovich has stated that he would back Ancelotti’s attempts to bring in new faces following the departure of Michael Ballack and Joe Cole and the likely exit of Portuguese veteran Deco and would be more than happy to fund a move for the player thought to be valued at around £22m.

Previous reported interest in Muller: Manchester United and Chelsea have both reportedly made tentative enquiries about Bayern Munich star Thomas Muller. (

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