Thomas Tuchel provided some insight into Chelsea’s stance in the transfer market and revealed that the club is still looking for a left-sided defender.
“We are looking for guys who can play on the left side,” Tuchel said. “Toni [Rudiger] played on the left side and was not a left-footed guy, so maybe Kalidou can play there because he plays in a back-four on the left side, but let’s see what is possible.
“It is not only about bringing players in for numbers; we need numbers, we also need quality so we will make some decisions late, not only about players but also about systems. Ideally, we would have a left-footer.”
Meanwhile, Chelsea have only made two signings this summer in Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly from Manchester City and Napoli respectively.
The Blues was understood to be chasing after Sevilla defender Jules Kounde who prefers to join FC Barcelona and has reportedly reached personal terms agreed with the Xavi men.