The 3-0 loss left Bayern five points off their rivals in the title race, with their run of 11 successive Bundesliga titles under serious threat. And Mourinho is back on the market after being sacked by Roma in January, duly replaced by Daniele De Rossi.
Bild reports that the 61-year-old is even learning German. Taking over at Bayern would also present him with the opportunity to land a league crown in a fifth different country, having already tasted top-flight glory in Portugal, Italy, England and Spain.
Given the need for a fire-sale at Stamford Bridge as Mauricio Pochettino and co battle with FFP regulations, a number of Chelsea players are expected to be on the market this summer. And Mourinho will undoubtedly be in the market for some of them if given the chance to rebuild in Bayern.
There are three players in particular who will be of interest. Prior to being dismissed by Roma, Mourinho had signed Romelu Lukaku on loan from Chelsea – having previously worked with the striker at Manchester United. The Belgian striker has impressed with 15 goals in all competitions in Italy this season.
He remains contracted with the Blues until 2026, but is almost certain to be sold for a cut-price fee in June. As proven with Nemanja Matic, Mourinho has no qualms about signing the same player three times – although there would be question marks as to whether the 30-year-old could form a strike partnership with Harry Kane.
How Mourinho would react to working with Eric Dier again, currently on loan at the club from Tottenham, will be intriguing. Dier struggled for form under the Portuguese boss in north London, with his manager openly telling reporters his player was struggling for confidence.
Dier is unlikely to be viewed as a long-term option if the pair reunite, and Mourinho could well weigh-up a move for Wesley Fofana. At 23, the Frenchman has his best years ahead of him and given Chelsea’s desperation to raise funds, are likely to demand far less than the £70million they paid Leicester City for his services in 2022.
And there could also be an escape route for Hakim Ziyech, currently on loan at Galatasaray. The Moroccan star, 30, has proven his quality as a creative misfield force in European football and is out of contract in the summer of 2025, handing potential suitors the perfect chance to capitalise on a cheap deal.