According to Fabrizio Romano, speaking on the latest episode of the ‘Here We Go‘ podcast, Chelsea were the Premier League side who showed the most interest in Dayot Upamecano.
Upamecano was widely expected to depart RB Leipzig this summer, having showcased his credentials as a potentially world-class centre-back during his time at the club.
Bayern Munich oftentimes act as a vacuum for all of the brightest talent the Bundesliga have on offer, and they have proven to be just that once again, securing the services of Upamecano outside the transfer window.
Bayern got their business done early, and understandably so. As reported by Fabrizio Romano via his ‘Here We Go’ podcast, they were not the only team interested in signing the Frenchman.
As per Romano, Thomas Tuchel wanted to see Upamecano sign for Chelsea, but the board opted against submitting a bid and instead chose to wait to see how their transfer strategy changes over the coming months.
While there’s no naivety in that, they have risked upsetting Tuchel early on in his reign by ignoring his desire to have Upamecano at the club and not even submitting a bid.