As Chelsea eye PSG star Thomas Tuchel, these are five things on his transfer to-do list.
Before the transfer window closes, Thomas Tuchel still has a lot of work to do at Chelsea.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has a long list of tasks to complete before the summer transfer window closes in order to get his team in the best possible position to challenge for the Premier League title and defend their Champions League title. Over the next several weeks, there could be some big-name arrivals at Stamford Bridge, although there are still plenty of players who could go.
Tuchel has been on the market for a new goalkeeper for the most of the summer, and it appears that he will choose between Edouard Mendy and Kepa Arrizabalaga for the starting job.
However, the Blues will require another goalkeeper to provide backup in the event of an injury, as Petr Cech was included last season despite having retired.
According to The Telegraph, Tuchel is interested in free agent Sergio Romero, who was released by Manchester United and is looking for a new team.
Tuchel is seeking for a new centre-back to fit into the three-back formation, despite a mostly flawless defensive record since taking over.
Thiago Silva is in the penultimate year of a contract that has already been extended, and Cesar Azpilicueta will be 32 before the start of the season.
According to reports from France’s L’Equipe, Chelsea are keeping a careful check on PSG’s Presnel Kimpembe, who is uneasy following Sergio Ramos’ arrival in Paris.
Tammy Abraham, who is being linked with a £40 million move to Arsenal, is undoubtedly the greatest question mark in the squad right now.
Despite being linked with exits, Marcos Alonso and Emerson are still on Chelsea’s books, while Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Ross Barkley’s futures in midfield must be determined.
Tuchel must make a choice on all of these players, as well as others, to avoid having dissatisfied players moping around.
Tuchel wanted a versatile winger to play into those wing-back positions and PSG beat Chelsea to the £60 million signing of Achraf Hakimi earlier this summer.
Reece James has been outstanding on the right side of the field, but any setbacks to the Englishman might spell trouble for the Blues.
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