Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern had hoped today would bring them some positive news regarding signings but instead they’re sinking their pints with sorrow as more disappointment is unearthed.
Chelsea have scouted the 18-year-old numerous times this season and were keen on bringing the player to Stamford Bridge in the summer, though the emergence of Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich is a major issue.
Diawara is being tracked by a number of Europe’s biggest sides after impressing in Italy this season, making 20 appearances in his maiden campaign on the continent.
Bayern have a strong and proud record of bringing through young players in Bavaria, whilst Chelsea are renowned as serial loanees and rarely give a young player a fair shot- which could prove decisive in this chase.
Chelsea fans, how big a blow will this be? Let us know in the comments below!