Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has revealed talks between him and a team of players will prevent a transfer this summer following links with the Barcelona.
Thomas Tuchel has admitted he is reluctant to let Cesar Azpilicueta move from Chelsea to Barcelona this summer. Nord Bridge has completed 10 seasons and he wants to return to Spain. with Barcelona as his preferred destination But Tuchel confirmed that Azpilicueta remains a key part of his plans at Chelsea. And revealed that he had told the defender he wanted to block his move to Camp Nou.
When asked if he was annoyed by Barcelona’s push to sign Azpilicueta. Tuchel replied: “Maybe a little.” Tuchel also said of Azpilicueta’s situation: ” It’s a difficult question because I’m not sure if I’ll give Azpi what he wants.” “At some point it’s going to be about what we want. I just compared how we fought for [Kalidu] Koulibaly, who is a national team player and how similar in age. He is an extremely important player for Napoli. But we have a Spanish national team player who is the captain of Chelsea.
“I think he might be on the same level. But Barcelona don’t see him at that level. So I’m not sure if I’m going to give him what he wants because he’s a great player.” “We didn’t think much about other clubs. We focus on ourselves and what we need. I speak to him and I say to you that I understand on a personal and professional level, but I am not in this role to give only what he wants. I am a Chelsea manager who wants to do what is best for Chelsea. “He doesn’t like it but he understands. It was difficult for him because the other club was constantly with him. “ On September 1, when everything calmed down. Then he will be able to play at the highest level.”
Tuchel also denied reports claiming that Timo Werner is pushing for a move away from Chelsea this summer, the 26-year-old has been in trouble since joining from RB Leipzig. Sig , for £47.5 million in 2020, has scored 23 goals in 89 appearances for Chelsea. On Friday July 22, 2022, Sky Germany reported that tensions between Tuchel and Werner have forced the Germany international to seek a way out during the transfer window. And a return to play in the Bundesliga is possible.
But when asked if there was any story behind the report, Tuchel said on Friday that “I don’t think so.” “I didn’t know this. Timo hasn’t talked to me about this. I think he wants to go his way at Chelsea. He still has to prove to others what he can do.”