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Thomas Tuchel hints at desire for Chelsea to sign a striker and central defender

Thomas Tuchel has been quizzed about Chelsea’s need for a striker and central defender.


Chelsea made a strong start to the new season with a 1-0 win over Everton last Saturday.

However, it is clear that the Blues still need further reinforcements.

The west London club have just one recognised striker in the form of Armando Broja.

Meanwhile, in the defence, there is the need for a youthful central defender, with Chelsea’s three starting centre backs against Everton all over the age of 31.

Ahead of their clash with Tottenham Hotspur, Thomas Tuchel has been quizzed about his team’s need for new signings.

Tuchel on signing a striker

Tuchel has revealed that he believes Chelsea need to strengthen in both attack and defence in the remainder of the window.

Currently, the west London are calm about new signings, as they still have three weeks left to make new additions.

The summer transfer window closes on September 1 at 11PM (UK time).

Tuchel told the media: “I think we could strengthen our squad in depth in both [attack and defence].

“It depends on what’s possible. You don’t always get what you wish for.

“We are calm and ambitious at the same time.

“There’s still a few more days left in the transfer period.”

Chelsea have been linked with a move for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The German manager responded to a question about the striker by stating how close they are.

He said: “I enjoyed working with him in Dortmund and it was a pleasure.

“Some players stay your players because you have a close relationship.

“Even when we played Arsenal we had this strong bond.”

Tuchel: Chelsea need another CB

Chelsea are also on the hunt for a new central defender.

One player who has been strongly linked is Wesley Fofana.

However, when it came to the Frenchman, Tuchel refused to answer any questions.

He stated: “Not matter how good your question will be, I will not comment.”

Although, the Champions League winner went on to add that he still feels the need for a new centre-back to be signed.

The German coach added: “We could do with one more central defender.


Jamie Brown

Jamie Brown

Writer for 101 Great Goals since 2017. Founder of @Daily_Hotspur.



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