Die Roten could have considerably improved their already first-class attack had the recruitment gone entirely their manager’s way.
Hansi Flick has revealed that he wanted to bring German duo Kai Havertz and Timo Werner to Bayern Munich last summer.
Speaking after Bayern’s 2-1 Champions League victory over Lazio, Flick also disclosed that Callum Hudson-Odoi and Sergino Dest were on his transfer wish-list.
Havertz and Werner were picked up by Chelsea for a combined fee of around €130 million after emerging as two of Europe’s most exciting attacking talents during their spells with Bayer Leverkusen and RB Leipzig respectively last season.
Dest made a name for himself with Ajax and was signed by FC Barcelona for a reported €20 million ahead of the 2020/21 season.
Hudson-Odoi, meanwhile, was linked with a loan move to the European and German champions, but a move never materialized.
“People always say, Hudson-Odoi and Dest were my players of choice, they were our players of choice, said Flick, as per Sky Sports.
“We decided that we wanted to add players with width and that is what we did.
“Havertz, Werner or [Leroy] Sane were also mentioned, I would have preferred to have all three, but we all decided on Sane. He is a player who also makes the difference in the end.”