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Thomas Tuchel reveals unrealistic Chelsea transfer list

Thomas Tuchel has revealed he give the club’s new owner an unrealistic transfer list this summer.

Chelsea are one of the biggest spenders in the world this summer and, if one or two more players come through the door, could very easily exceed a £200m spend this summer.

The Blues signed Marc Cucurella for £62m from Brighton, they spent over £50m on Raheem Sterling, around £33m on Kalidou Koulibaly, £16m on Carney Chukwuemeka and £8m on goalkeeper, Gabriel Slonina.

Elsewhere, though, Chelsea look to be in the market for another central defender, with Leicester City’s Wesley Fofana their main target at present.

And whilst Fofana could be set to cost Chelsea a small fortune, new owner Todd Boehly seems keen to match Tuchel’s ambition.

The German revealed earlier this week that he gave Boehly a list of players that would make it possible for Chelsea to fight for the title straight away, labelling it unrealistic.

He said: “I gave him a list that would have made it possible to fight straight for the title, but it was a pretty unrealistic list.

“It’s not finished, everybody knows. But if it’s finished, if we don’t do anything else, we fight with this squad. If it’s not finished, we try to get further quality and with further quality, the ambition level rises.

Tuchel added: “I don’t want to limit our ambitions artificially at the beginning of August. I don’t want to put pressure on us about any level we want to reach. If you ask me if I feel confident enough that we win the next match, I say ‘yes, we can win the next match, and we will prepare to beat Tottenham, which is a bit ask at the moment.”

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