The player's agent Pini Zahavi has reportedly been 'given a mandate' to negotiate his client's future with leading clubs in England, with the Blues said to hold the most interest in the Frenchman.
It's suggested a player appointing Zahavi as his representative means that he is open to a move away.
That could potentially be used as leverage for an improved contract at Bayern, but the situation could lead to a landmark transfer to Stamford Bridge this summer.
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