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Niklas Sule is likely to leave Hoffenheim at some point

Antonio Conte is has been linked with a move for the 21-year-old as he looks to upgrade his back line.

And now Hoffenheim general manager Alexander Rosen has admitted Sule’s long-term future looks to be away from his current club.

“The moment is also bound to come when Niklas Sule moves on”

Hoffenheim general manager Alexander Rosen

“Sooner or later, the moment is also bound to come when Niklas Sule moves on, but we will see whether that is this summer or in two years,” he said.

“Every one of Europe’s top clubs are looking at him. He will soon have 100 Bundesliga appearances, he’s a Germany international and was born in 1995 – let’s be honest, clubs would be stupid not to be keen on him.”

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Antonio Conte wants to upgrade his defence

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Niklas Sule has helped Hoffenheim to third place in the Bundesliga

Chelsea are not the only club to scout Sule though, with Bayern Munich also impressed with the youngster.

Bild report that the Bavarian giants are closing in on a move for the once-capped Germany international.

But judging by Rosen’s quotes, there’s at least a few club interested in obtaining Sule’s signature.

And with Chelsea set to be boosted by a £60m windfall when they sell Oscar to Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG in January, they’ll have the financial firepower challenge for their top targets.

Source: http://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/571574/Chelsea-transfer-news-Niklas-Sulewill-leave-Hoffenheim