Date published: Wednesday 7th June 2017 1:08

Defender Niklas Sule claims that rejecting Chelsea for Bayern Munich didn’t take much thinking about.

The central defender is set to join Bayern for next season having been signed on a five-year deal from Hoffenheim for a reported fee of €20million.

Chelsea were apparently in the running for the German international, who played a big part in the Hoffenheim team which finished fourth in the Bundesliga and qualified for the Champions League.

The 21-year-old has admitted that part of the reason behind the decision to join Bayern instead of Chelsea was because it would be ‘too early’ for a move abroad.

“There was interest from Chelsea, but Bayern are among the top three clubs in the world so I didn’t have to think about it long,” Sule said to Bild.

“Going to England would have come too early for me. No club from England could have stimulated me as the offer from Bayern did.”