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Chelsea star opens door to reunion with Thomas Tuchel at Bayern

Kai Havertz says it would be tough to reject a move to Bayern Munich and has opened the door to a potential reunion with Thomas Tuchel.

The 23-year-old was a key player under Tuchel during his time at Chelsea, having been utilised as a false number nine to great effect – particularly in the 2021 Champions League final, where he scored the goal in a 1-0 win over Manchester City.

Despite leading Chelsea’s scoring charts in the Premier League this campaign with seven goals, the west Londoners are said to be open to selling Havertz as they look to bring in a new, more orthodox striker to lead the line.

Bayern have been linked with a move for the German star – who previously played for Bayer Leverkusen – while the likes of Real Madrid have also been credited with interest.

Now Havertz has admitted he would find it very difficult to say no to Bayern a second time, having chose to join Chelsea over the Bavarians in 2020, and has welcomed the possibility of working under Tuchel.

Asked about his decision to pick Chelsea over the Allianz Arena three years ago, Havertz told BILD: ‘Bayern is a huge club and for me, especially as a German, it’s difficult to say no.

‘But my goal has always been to play abroad and see a new country.’

Asked if it would still be difficult to say no to Bayern if they made an approach now, Havertz replied emphatically: ‘Clearly!’

On Tuchel, he added: ‘I had a very good relationship with him and am very grateful for everything.’

Probed further on whether he would like to work with Tuchel again at some point in the future, Havertz replied: ‘Definitely!

‘You never know what will happen in football. Everything can happen very quickly. Never say never.’

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