Bayern Munich suffered a 3-0 loss, leaving them five points behind their rivals in the title race and putting their streak of 11 successive Bundesliga titles in jeopardy. Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho, who was sacked by Roma in January, has been reported to be learning German, sparking rumors that he may take over at Bayern and pursue a league title in his fifth different country. As Chelsea faces the need for a fire-sale due to Financial Fair Play regulations, it is expected that several players will be on the market this summer.
Mourinho, if given the opportunity to rebuild at Bayern, may show interest in some of these players, particularly Romelu Lukaku, Eric Dier, and Hakim Ziyech. Lukaku, who has impressed with 15 goals in all competitions while at Inter Milan, is likely to be sold at a reduced fee in June. Dier, currently on loan at a club from Tottenham, struggled for form under Mourinho at Tottenham and may not be viewed as a long-term option for Bayern if they reunite.
Additionally, Mourinho could consider a move for Wesley Fofana, a 23-year-old Frenchman who may be available for a lower price due to Chelsea’s need to raise funds. Furthermore, Hakim Ziyech, currently on loan at Galatasaray, has proven his quality as a creative force in European football and is out of contract in the summer of 2025, making him an attractive potential bargain for interested clubs.