One of the first rumors of this penultimate day of the 2017 summer transfer window was Chelsea’s interest in Bayern Munich right back Rafinha, who scored against us a few weeks ago in the pre-season friendly played in Singapore. With that prerequisite out of the way, could Chelsea have a chance of scoring, too, perhaps a last-minute deal in a position of need? Not here there isn’t.
As reported by Sky Deutschland (via GGFN), Bayern are not willing to sell Rafinha to Chelsea, mostly for the obvious reason of not wanting to sell a player with just 24 hours left in the transfer window, especially if that player isn’t pushing for a move since he’d be making a sideways move from being a backup (to Joshua Kimmich) to being a backup (to Victor Moses).
Bayern Munich are no longer willing to sell Rafinha to Chelsea, who were ready to offer the defender a 3-year deal https://t.co/Ex6VfZeDZg— Get German Football (@GGFN_) August 30, 2017
Chelsea’s supposed offer of a three-year deal makes this whole thing fishy anyway (Rafinha is 31 and thus past the age-30 threshold of multi-year contract offers as per club policy), but we’re probably getting a wee bit desperate, so it may not be shocking to see us break that self-imposed rule.