Cesar Azpilicueta hails Chelsea teammate, Blues to sign Juventus midfielder for just £26million, as Tuchel sends strong warning message to Werner

Cesar Azpilicueta hails Chelsea teammate Christian Pulisic.

Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta has heaped praise on his Chelsea teammate Christian Pulisic.

The American has become a important player under Thomas Tuchel and netted an impressive opener against Real Madrid on Tuesday night which could prove to be an incredibly important away goal in their two-legged tie.

“It was a great finish from Christian and he showed great composure when he was in front of the goal,” Azpilicueta told Chelsea’s official website.

“He took the best decision when he was on the ball and when he is off the ball, he makes intelligent runs which are hard to defend against.

“He is an amazing player. He came here from another country, he is growing and improving with every game and I’m very pleased for him to get his goal because he is a very important player for the team.”

Blues to sign Juventus midfielder for just £26million

According to Italian media outlet Tuttosport via TribalFootball, Italian giants Juventus are willing to listen to offers for Adrien Rabiot.

The 26 year old midfielder has featured heavily under Andrea Pirlo with 21 Serie A starts but has been average for the Italian club.

Juventus have reportedly lost patience with Rabiot and are looking to upgrade him in the summer.

The report claims Juventus are willing to sell the 26 year old midfielder for around £26million in order to raise funds for the summer transfer window.

Premier League rivals Manchester United are also reportedly interested in signing the Juventus midfielder.

Tuchel sends strong warning message to Werner

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has urged Chelsea striker Timo Werner to trust his instincts more and stop overthinking chances.

Werner arrived from RB Leipzig last summer for £53million to much fanfare but has endured a mixed season in front of goal after a number of glaring misses.

His latest miss was against Real Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

“Are we happy when he misses a chance like he did in the last game? No,” Tuchel said in his pre-match press conference before the clash with Fulham.

“Do we wish for more goals? Yes. Does he wish for more goals? Yes.

“It is not about quality. It is about confidence and momentum. It is about trusting his instinct more and not overthinking it.

“It is easier said than done. I never scored a goal in my career. If I did it was like birthday and Christmas on the same day.

“He should keep his head up. This is what he does, this is what he used to do.

“What is the worst case scenario when the next chance comes? That he misses the chance. Billions of people never have a chance to take. So take the next chance.”