Bayern Munich set to resurrect moves for Fulham’s Joao Palhinha and Chelsea defender

Introduction to the article:
Bayern Munich’s pursuit of Trevoh Chalobah and Joao Palhinha this January is a sign of their determination to strengthen the midfield and mount a serious challenge for the Champions League title.

Bayern’s Midfield Concerns

Bayern Munich’s manager Thomas Tuchel has identified a weakness in the center of the pitch, believing that it has been the missing piece in their high-scoring performances in Europe this season.

Failed Summer Transfer

In the previous summer window, a loan deal for Chalobah fell through and negotiations with Palhinha went to the wire on deadline day, resulting in no deal being reached for the Portuguese International.

Current Window Pursuit

Tuchel is eager to resurrect both moves in the current transfer window, although it may be more difficult given Fulham’s mid-season situation and Chelsea’s need to sell for Profit and Sustainability Rules.

Chalobah’s Potential Smooth Transfer

Chalobah, who has yet to feature in the Premier League this season for Chelsea, represents a potential smoother transfer target for Bayern as they look to address their midfield issues.