Thomas Tuchel confirms that Chelsea wish to signal one other centre-back

Chelsea supervisor Thomas Tuchel has revealed his need so as to add one other centre-back to his squad this summer season.

The Blues lately introduced the addition of Marc Cucurella from Brighton, and Kalidou Koulibaly had additionally arrived from Napoli earlier within the window.

However, Tuchel admits Chelsea may have to strengthen their defensive ranks additional after lacking out on a deal for now Barcelona full-back Jules Konde.

When requested why the Blues ended their pursuit of Konde, the German replied: “That Cesar Azpilicueta stayed, actually in the best position for Jules Konde, those talks had an effect and so is Trevoh Chalobah’s position if we play in a back three.

“Marc [Cucurella] can play in a again three on the left, Kalidou [Koulibaly] can play to the left of a 3rd. Thiago Silva, who shouldn’t be Benjamin Button and shouldn’t be getting any youthful, sadly, even though it typically appears that method.

– Maybe we deliver yet one more participant, possibly not. Still, we have now Malang Sarr with us and Ethan Ampadu nonetheless with us. We have choices however at the identical time we understand how many matches are coming. So let’s examine if we will signal a participant.”

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90min previously revealed that Chelsea are progressing in their negotiations with Leicester City for defender Wesley Fofana.

The Frenchman is open to the thought of ​​a transfer to west London, though the Foxes are demanding in extra of £80m for the 21-year-old, who signed a brand new five-year contract on the King Power Stadium in March.

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