Chelsea Are ‘Working On An Offer’ That Could See Chilwell Used In Swap Deal For Bayern Munich Star

Chelsea are “working on an offer” that could see Bayern Munich defender Alphonso Davies and Ben Chilwell swap clubs, according to Inside Eintracht FFM.

As his social media account handle suggests, the insider source usually specialises in Eintracht Frankfurt stories, but he does have a strong track record, based on the fact that he is followed by many high-profile German journalists.

It is claimed that as contract negotiations between Davies and Bayern have stalled, the fullback could well be placed on the transfer market to prevent him from leaving on a free transfer in 2025.

Chelsea are said to be “interested” in recruiting the Canadian international and there is “an idea” to include Chilwell as part of a swap deal.

That offer could tempt Bayern as manager Thomas Tuchel is known to be a big fan of the England international.

Would Chelsea let Chilwell leave?

While manager Mauricio Pochettino made the 27-year-old vice-captain last summer, the defender has been sidelined for most of the season with a hamstring problem.

Since moving from Leicester in 2020, Chilwell has spent a sizeable portion of his time at Stamford Bridge on the treatment table. For that reason, swapping him for a younger and (arguably) more talented player would be an attractive proposition.

Pochettino has also made signing a new left-back a priority, which suggests he doesn’t necessarily see Chilwell playing regularly, even though he has now returned to full fitness after three and a half months out.

Chelsea are not favourites to sign Davies

While the Blues may be keen to bring the left-back to the club, the Canadian has also been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid. The Spanish giants are keen on strengthening their options on the left-hand side of defence and Davies is believed to be a key target.

The Bernabeu is still seen as the more likely destination for the 23-year-old so Chelsea fans should probably not get their hopes up.

David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.