Chelsea boss Tuchel ‘could urge board’ to bid for West Ham star Declan Rice | Football | Sport


Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is reportedly hoping to make a breakthrough in the Blues slow transfer business by urging the board to sign Declan Rice. Tuchel is yet to see a new arrival be welcomed into his squad, despite seeing Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen and Romelu Lukaku all depart Stamford Bridge, though Raheem Sterling is close to becoming Chelsea player.

The German has taken his side out to America for a pre-season tour, but is being forced to work with exactly the same squad as last season, minus those departed players. That is despite the club having been taken over by Todd Boehly at the end of May, with the American assuming control of transfers alongside Tuchel.

A number of areas need to be strengthened if Chelsea are to build on their third-place finish last term. According to The Guardian, one of the positions Tuchel is keen to boost is in midfield, where he hopes to make at least one signing.

While the German is said to ‘remain interested’ in Barcelona star Frenkie de Jong, the Blues are thought to be behind Manchester United in that race. That is leading Tuchel to look at other targets, one of whom is Rice.

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