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Chelsea hold talks with Julian Nagelsmann

Chelsea Football Club has held discussions with former Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann as they search for a replacement for sacked manager Graham Potter.

Nagelsmann, who was dismissed by Bayern in March, has emerged as one of the most highly-regarded young coaches in the game.

Former Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is now in charge of Bayern Munich (Getty)

Despite holding talks with the 35-year-old, Chelsea are still considering other options, including former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique.

The London-based club is looking to replace Potter, who was sacked in April, just seven months after joining the club to replace Thomas Tuchel.

Nagelsmann’s reputation as a highly-talented coach was established early on in his career when he took charge of Hoffenheim at the age of just 28.

He subsequently moved to RB Leipzig, leading them to the Champions League semi-finals.

In 2021, he joined Bayern Munich and won the Bundesliga title in his first season in charge, along with two German Supercups.

Nagelsmann has also been linked with Tottenham Hotspur, but he has a previous relationship with Chelsea’s sporting director Laurence Stewart and technical director Christopher Vivell, who he worked with while in charge of RB Leipzig.

While Chelsea is reportedly interested in Nagelsmann, the club’s search for a new manager is ongoing, with no preferred option identified as yet.

The appointment of a new manager is critical for Chelsea as they look to build on their success in recent years and challenge for the Premier League title.

Meanwhile, Bayern Munich has made an approach for Chelsea first-team coach Anthony Barry, and negotiations are ongoing between the two clubs.

The move could see Barry join the German giants as part of their coaching staff, potentially complicating Chelsea’s search for a new manager.