Chelsea are interested in signing Bayern Munich star Leon Goretzka.

That is according to well-respected journalist Simon Phillips.

Phillips reported on his Substack earlier today that Leon Goretzka is a Bayern Munich player that does interest Chelsea right now.

He adds that the Blues have liked the 28-year-old midfielder for some time.

Also, the Germany international could be up for sale in this transfer window, so there’s a chance he may exit the Allianz Arena.

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Goretzka, who should now be entering his prime years at the age of 28, has already had a fabulous career to date.

He’s a talented central midfielder who’s won five Bundesliga titles and a Champions League trophy among numerous pieces of silverware.

The £231,000-a-week Bayern star (Salary Sport) is certainly a bit of a throwback in the centre of the park, someone who can do a bit of everything.

He’s certainly a genuine attacking threat from the midfield, scoring six goals and making six assists across all competitions last season. There’s a lot to like about his physical game and work off the ball, too.

Our biggest concern regarding Chelsea’s interest in him would be potential wages, though.

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The opinion of former Chelsea star Michael Ballack is certainly one appreciated by supporters around Stamford Bridge. After all, the retired German midfielder won seven peices of silverware during his time with the Blues.

Speaking in an interview with Sport1 a few years ago, Ballack made a comparison between his game and Chelsea target Goretzka.

He said: “I noticed the comparisons with Leon Goretzka. His style of play is similar to mine from before. Leon has a big advantage as a midfielder: he’s dangerous. These players make the difference.”

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