Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel ‘is keeping tabs on Borussia Monchengladbach star Jonas Hofmann with £14m-rated midfielder ready to follow Marco Rose through the exit door this summer’
- Jonas Hofmann is enjoying an excellent season for Borussia Monchengladbach
- 28-year-old midfielder has scored six goals and contributed 10 assists so far
- Joachim Low handed Hofmann his first appearance for Germany in October
- Reports in Germany says Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is monitoring him
- The pair worked together when at Borussia Dortmund in 2015-16 season
- Hofmann is contract to Gladbach until 2023 but has a market value of £14million
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel ‘is interested in Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Jonas Hofmann’ with the £14million-rated Germany international potentially following Marco Rose through the exit door.
Gladbach manager Rose, 44, will take over at Borussia Dortmund this summer and there are fears an exodus of players could follow.
One of those, according to German newspaper Bild, could be the highly-rated Hofmann, 28, who worked together with Tuchel at Dortmund.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel ‘is keeping tabs on Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Jonas Hofmann’ ahead of a possible move this summer
Tuchel worked together with Hofmann at Borussia Dortmund during the 2015-16 season
Bild report there has been contact between Tuchel and Hofmann, with the 28-year-old potentially keen on a fresh challenge after five years at Gladbach.
Hofmann was linked with a move to Tottenham at the beginning of 2019 but extended his contract at the Bundesliga club instead through until 2023.
He doesn’t have a release clause in that deal but would cost Chelsea or any other suitor only around £14m.
Hofmann’s form in the early part of the season impressed Germany coach Joachim Low and he was given a debut against Turkey in October.
Hofmann celebrates scoring a goal against Inter Milan in the Champions League this season
Borussia Monchengladbach confirmed coach Marco Rose will join Borussia Dortmund
He has scored six goals and contributed 10 assists in an impressive season, even taking into account nine games missed through injury.
Gladbach sit seventh in the Bundesliga table but remain in contention for a top four finish and a return to the Champions League.
Having negotiated a tricky Champions League group including Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Shakhtar Donetsk, they are set to face Manchester City in the last-16 with the first leg next Wednesday.
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