Christian Falk claims that RB Leipzig midfielder Konrad Laimer has rejected a move to Chelsea.
Writing on Twitter, Falk declared that Laimer had said no to joining the Stamford Bridge contingent, with his eyes on Bayern Munich instead.
The Austrian international had been linked to the Blues briefly over summer.
But even then, it was suggested he would set sail for Munich rather than South West London.
Now, if any deal were to materialise, it appears the 25-year-old will certainly not be teaming up with Graham Potter and co.
Laimer let’s Chelsea know
Where Laimer will land next remains something of a mystery.
His contract expires in June and is being mentioned as a possible mover to Liverpool.
Yet, Jurgen Klopp’s employers might want to take a rain check on the Leipzig man.
He has only played six times all season due to ligament injury he suffered in September.
Liverpool do not have the greatest recent track record when it comes to wounded midfielders.
Summer signing Arthur has hardly kicked a ball for the Reds due to a thigh problem.
Nabi Keita is currently out, whilst Jordan Henderson has also missed several matches because of a hamstring issue.
Perhaps Chelsea have dodged a bullet with this one.
Never mind, Boehly will soon have his hands on Laimer’s Leipzig co-worker, Christopher Nkunku.