Bayern Munich have admitted to making an approach for Chelsea full-back Jose Bosingwa.
An agreement is yet to be struck with the London club, but Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is hoping an accord can be reached.
“We are holding talks, but we still need the approval of Chelsea,” he told Kicker.
“He is one of the best right full-backs around.”
The Bundesliga side are aware that they will need to sell in order to fund further moves in the market, with Tim Borowski, Christian Lell and Andreas Ottl expected to be leaving the club this summer.
One of those who will definitely not be leaving though, according to Rummenigge, is French playmaker Franck Ribery, who continues to be linked with Real Madrid, Chelsea and Manchester United.
“We all agree, including Franz Beckenbauer, that we will do all we can to keep hold of Franck,” said Rummenigge.
“I am quite relaxed about the Ribery issue because nothing can happen without Bayern.
“Even (coach, Louis) Van Gaal knows what an exceptional player Ribery is. Franck is one of the best three players in the world and we know what we have in him.”