FC Köln have reportedly lined up Kaan Ayhan as an alternative to Julian Chabot.
|Kaan Ayhan (right).||Photo: Антон Зайцев, Soccer.ru, CC BY-SA 3.0|
FC Köln have identified Kaan Ayhan as an alternative to Julian Chabot, according to the Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger.
'The Billy Goats' initially targeted Sampdoria's Chabot to fill the void in central defense left by Rafael Czichos and Jorge Mere.
However, since their talks with Sampdoria have stalled, Köln are now said to be considering making a move for Ayhan from Sassuolo instead.
Like Chabot, Ayhan isn't a regular starter at his club. So far, the former Schalke defender has started just six games this season.