Chelsea were linked with a move for Niklas Sule but the 21-year-old defender opted to join Bayern Munich in a £22 million deal instead.
Sule has now revealed that he joined Bayern Munich instead of Chelsea because it wasn’t the right time for him to move to England.
“I had good talks with the bosses at Bayern and Hoffenheim,” Sule told Sky Deutschland.
“Ultimately, I opted for Bayern as it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity.
“I believe I’ll fit in well and can learn a lot from other central defenders there.
“A move to England wasn’t yet right.”