Chelsea started negotiations with Bayern Munich ace

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Premier League clubs Arsenal and Chelsea are preparing to rival each other for the signing of centre-back Chris Richards from Bayern Munich.

The Mirror claim that there is uncertainty regarding U20 USA international’s future at Bayern, as the ace is yet to feature for the German giants’ first-team.

Chris has played 22 games for Bayern’s second team in the German Third Division this campaign, the American joined the Bundesliga giants from MLS outfit FC Dallas in the summer of 2018.

Richards, who can also play at right-back, the defender is also capped at Under-20s and 23s level for the United States. Frank Lampard wants to bolster the back-line during the summer transfer window.

The report claims that Chris would be to a move to the Premier League if it would earn him more game time. It’s added that Bavarians have already rejected loan offers from Bundesliga clubs for the 20-year-old centre-back.

Richards seems like a real talent for the future, there’s a reason why Bavarians signed him almost two years ago, perhaps the ace just needs a chance to shine in order to take his game to the next level.