UCL giants eager to sign 24-year-old Chelsea long-term target

Bayern Munich are the latest team to express an interest in securing the signing of Stuttgart defender Borna Sosa. The 24-year-old left-back is also being pursued by Barcelona, Chelsea and Man United.

Borna came through the youth ranks at Dinamo Zagreb and played 41 senior games before joining the Bundesliga club in the summer of 2018. Since his arrival, Sosa has been a regular on the left side of the back-line for the club and has featured over 80 times for the Swabians.

Croatia international has enjoyed a particularly productive 2021/22 season, even though the German club find themselves mired in the battle for survival in the Bundesliga. So far this term, the Croatian defender has played 29 games across all tournaments, scoring two goals and chalking up nine assists.

His displays have led to widespread interest from teams around Europe, with Barcelona, Man United and Chelsea keen. The Blues’ need for a new defender stem from the uncertainty surrounding Marcos Alonso’s future. With Chilwell injured, the Spanish defender has been a regular starter.

But with his deal expiring next year, an exit in the summer is a strong possibility, especially with Alonso desiring a move to Barcelona. It would leave the Blues light on options at left-back, making the Croatian a viable target.

With as many as four European clubs lining up to sign the former Dinamo Zagreb defender in the summer, a transfer looks very much likely. It will be interesting to see who among Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Chelsea, and Man United come out on top in the battle to sign the left-back.