Tuchel wants £180m trio at Chelsea, Barcelona to sell €40m Brazilian star to Chelsea, as Ziyech sent ‘Shut up’ message
Reports have claimed that Chelsea are lining up a trio of defenders to try and improve that back-line in the summer.
It is no secret that Thomas Tuchel has done a very good job since his move to the club just a few months back, and has not got this Chelsea side playing the kind of football that many expected at the start of the season.
However, it is also no secret that there are key areas of the pitch that Tuchel would like to improve on when that window opens up, and A busy summer is expected in west London, with the club also eager to bring in a new centre forward, defensive reinforcements will also be sought, according to The Athletic.
Roman Abramovic gave Frank Lampard a ton of money in last summers transfer window to improve the attack and defence, but now the report claims Bayern Munich’s Niklas Sule and RB Leipzig’s Ibrihima Konate are two options being considered along with Uruguay international Jose Gimenez, a regular at the back for Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid.
All three players are rated very highly in the game and have been linked, and watched, by the Blues for some time now, if you believe the reports, so if Tuchel is the man to take the club forward, he wants to add a premium centre-back to the squad.
Who the German will get will be a very interesting one to see, but it should be another exciting transfer window for the Blues as a number of players could make their way to Stamford Bridge.
Philippe Coutinho has been in the transfer headlines alot lately, but the latest news will definitely put Chelsea on full alert.
Coutinho was one of the most gifted players in the Premier League with Liverpool and the Reds helped mould the Brazilian into one of the very best players in world football.
That ultimately led to him making that big money move to sign with Barcelona, a move that was supposed to make him an absolute superstar in the game. But for many reasons, he has failed to make the impact that many people had expected.
Mundo Deportivo says the Catalans want to avoid paying more money on his transfer and want to find a new home for him next season. They would ideally want to sell him, but they are also open to sending him out on loan.
We are not the only club linked with a move for Coutinho, as the likes of Liverpool, Tottenham and even Arsenal have all been mooted as possible destinations for the Brazilian should he decide to make the move back to the Premier League in the summer.
Thomas Tuchel does have a very good midfield, but when there is a chance to sign up one of the most creative players in the game, that is a chance that the club simply cannot miss out on.
He could be a real statement signing for Chelsea, should he get a transfer deal done.
However, do we really need to splash the cash to secure a transfer deal for the midfielder?
Revealed: who Ziyech told to shut up after scoring against Sheffield
Chelsea star Hakim Ziyech has now scored four goals and assisted four in 26 appearances for the Blues, following his goal against Sheffield United.
With Chelsea on the back foot in the FA Cup quarter-final clash against Sheffield United, Blues boss Thomas Tuchel brought in some firepower, and Moroccan star Hakim Ziyech was introduced late in the game.
Ziyech scored a stoppage time goal to seal a 2-0 victory for Chelsea, as the Blues sealed passage into the quarter-final.
Ziyech has had a slow start to his Chelsea career, and has come in for a lot of criticisms. But his goal against Sheffield marked a second consecutive goal for the Blues after a long drought.
To celebrate his goal, the Moroccan international put his hands on his lips, as he told his critics to shut up.
Ziyech has looked a different player in recent games and is now beginning to leave his stamp as a key player for Thomas Tuchel.
Surely, Chelsea fans will be pleased to see the summer signing pick back form.