Chelsea look set to face disappointment in their hopes of securing the services of Niklas Sule as Hoffenheim are not ready to sell in January.

Chelsea have made a wonderful start to their Premier League campaign so far but manager Antonio Conte is still keen on strengthening his squad during the upcoming January transfer window and defender Sule has widely been mentioned as a target for the Blues.

However, it looks like Chelsea will be unable to sign Sule this winter as Hoffenheim sporting director Alexander Rosen has categorically stated that the defender will not be leaving the Bundesliga outfit in January.

He said when asked about the possibility of Sule leaving, “I can definitely exclude that.”