Rumours have linked Chelsea with FC Koln’s Jonas Hector, and FC Koln’s manager Peter Stoger has admitted his side are willing to open talks with Chelsea for defender Jonas Hector.
The Koln boss said: “I would not say that any player of any club in the world is not for sale, but we have extended Jonas’ contract.
“And I think the player is clear – he knows what he wants. If there is any club Jonas is interested in, then we would talk to them.
“But Jonas didn’t say that he wants to leave the club and go to Chelsea so it doesn’t matter.
“If someone wants to leave the club then we have to talk about it, but not before.”
Earlier this week, The Times reported that Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has set his sights on Hector as he looks to provide competition for Marcos Alonso at left-back.