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Chelsea coach stays away from training during Bayern Munich talks

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Thomas Tuchel is eager to restart working with his former assistant at Bayern.

Bayern Munich have reportedly made their first offer to sign Anthony Barry from Chelsea.

Thomas Tuchel made no secret of his interest in re-hiring Anthony Barry in his first press conference after joining Bayern. The public statements reportedly surprised Chelsea, but the Bavarians seem serious in their pursuit of the assistant coach.

According to Daily Telegraph, Bayern’s first bid for Barry is “well short of” Chelsea’s valuation of him. However, the English coach has agreed to stay out of Chelsea’s training as the club continue negotiations with the German giants.

Bayern will need to pay a compensation fee for Barry, who has worked at Chelsea since August 2020. The former midfielder has recently started another similar role with Portugal, which he will most likely continue in case of a move to Allianz Arena.

“My coaching staff wasn’t prepared either, so a big thank you to their families for their flexibility,” Tuchel said of his unexpected move to Bayern. “Arno Michels and Zsolt Low, who have been working with me for over ten years, will be there. We’re hoping to add Anthony Barry, who is currently at Chelsea.”

Bayern will play their first game under Thomas Tuchel against Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.