Thomas Tuchel OFFICIALLY responds to rumours £66 million Haaland is heading to Chelsea

Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel has attempted to distance his side from talk linking them with a move for Erling Haaland.

Haaland has emerged as one of Europe’s top strikers at the age of 20, and is one of ust a handful of players that have managed to find the back of the net this season over 20 times.

His performances for Dortmund over the past few seasons has put him in the shop window for some of Europe’s biggest clubs, with Chelsea a club that are reportedly very interested in trying to get a £66 million deal done in the summer.

And as Dortmund struggle through the 2020-21 season, they could be forced into a summer sell-off should they miss out next season’s Champions League, and they know that there is alot of interest in the likes of Haaland and Jadon Sancho.

But amid all the transfer speculation regarding Haaland, Tuchel has responded to the rumours and tried to cool down all the transfer talk that he wants to raid his former club for the hitman.

“I can understand the interest in the question and the interest of every fan and supporter to talk about these subjects,” Tuchel said on Sky Sports. “I am always a fan and am interested in what’s going on.

“But now it is February and there is a long way to go. As you get to know me, you will know I will not talk about other players who are under contract.

“This is the type of respect I show. Everything else will be decided behind closed doors. I’m sorry.”

Tuchel has a job to do, and that is to get Chelsea back into that Champions League for next season and maybe add a trophy to the cabinet, and then he can think about what players he wants to bring in to help improve the squad.