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Chelsea and BVB hot for Bundesliga star

He was once trained at BVB and played for the second team of the black and yellow until the end of 2018 before he made his breakthrough in professional football at Arminia Bielefeld. Now there is the first speculation as to whether Amos Pieper will switch back to Borussia Dortmund next summer.

Should BVB actually want to bring its former homegrown back to Dortmund, it would probably have to fend off prominent competition from England.

According to a recent report by the “Daily Mirror“The central defender is also associated with three Premier League clubs. We’re talking about Southampton FC, Newcastle United and even Chelsea FC.

As is well known, the reigning Champions League winner from London is currently looking intensively for new alternatives for the central defense after the German international Antonio Rüdiger announced his departure next summer.

BVB is looking for other defensive alternatives

Team-mate Andreas Christensen will also leave the Blues on a free transfer after this season, leaving Chelsea even more in trouble.

What is particularly interesting about Pieper for Chelsea FC is that the 24-year-old is without a contract from the summer and would therefore be available on a free transfer. Due to their transfer ban, the Londoners can only look for reinforcements that would come to the club without a transfer fee.

Chelsea’s team manager Thomas Tuchel knows the native of Lüdenscheid from his time as head coach at BVB, when Pieper was just used in the Dortmund U19 and U23.

The fact that the 1.92 m giant is without a club after this Bundesliga season also makes Pieper particularly interesting for BVB. Although the Westphalians have already prominently strengthened themselves with Niklas Süle from FC Bayern and probably Nico Schlotterbeck from SC Freiburg, they are still looking for other alternatives for the center of defence.

Dan-Axal Zagadou and Marin Pongracic will most likely leave BVB, and regular player Manuel Akanji is also increasingly associated with a change.

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