According to journalist Christian Falk, Bayern Munich tried to sign Chelsea striker Kai Havertz this summer.
The German has had inconsistent performances this year, but he will be hopeful that his most recent performance will be the catalyst for his success at Stamford Bridge.
Havertz scored an incredible goal in the second half to help Chelsea defeat RB Salzburg 2-1.
The goal saw the Blues confirmed as group winners with a game to spare, a sensational achievement gave where the club stood in the competition after two games going.
While Havertz’s contributions have been rarer than everyone would have liked, it can’t be denied how important they have been.
His header against Wolves finally broke the deadlock in the Premier League, while he struck late to give the Blues the lead in the London derby against West Ham United while Thomas Tuchel was in charge.
His underlying talent has not gone unnoticed by some of Europe’s biggest teams. Falk has claimed that Bayern is the latest to launch an attempt.
He said: “TRUE: Bayern Munich asked the agents of Kai Havertz last summer for a Transfer. Answer: No!”
Despite not showing what he can do on a consistent basis, the moments of brilliance he pulls out should be enough to prove that he certainly has a future at Stamford Bridge.
It could be a case of Graham Potter working out what it seems Tuchel was unable to do – finding the best position to feature the 23-year-old in.
For Germany, Havertz seems to relish in a role behind the striker, where he seemed to float towards Salzburg.
The Blues will be hoping that one of their frontmen becomes a standout option for the number nine role, with Armando Broja waiting in the wings behind Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.