Chelsea board and Thomas Tuchel in agreement on ‘untouchable’ transfer demand

Tuchel hails Mount after first Chelsea hat-trick

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Chelsea have reportedly made it abundantly clear on who they regard as ‘untouchable’ in the transfer market. The Blues had an obvious intention last summer in wanting to bring in a top striker to play through the middle of Thomas Tuchel’s system.

Erling Haaland was the original target, but that quickly changed to Romelu Lukaku once Borussia Dortmund indicated the Norwegian striker would not be sold.

A club-record fee was then outlayed to bring Lukaku back to the club to join Tuchel’s superstar squad.

Signing a centre-back was Chelsea’s next objective, but a deal couldn’t be agreed with Sevilla for Jules Kounde.

There were plenty of outgoings at Chelsea in the summer though with Tuchel keen to cut down his huge squad.

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Fikayo Tomori, Tammy Abraham and Kurt Zouma all secured big-money moves away from Stamford Bridge.

10 players were also loaned out with Tuchel making his mark in his first summer transfer window.

It now looks as though the German head coach is happy with his current squad, although a centre-back may well be the main objective in January.

Chelsea’s strong start to the season though will have attracted attention from all over Europe.


Antonio Rudiger is being linked with a move away from Chelsea given his contract situation.

And there continues to be some doubts over Kai Havertz and Timo Werner given their struggles since signing over a year ago.

But transfer expect Fabrizio Romano reports that Mason Mount is considered ‘untouchable’.

The England international was at his very best against Norwich, bagging the first hat-trick of his young career.

There don’t appear to be any fears that Mount will look to leave Chelsea having come through the academy.

He currently has two-and-a-half years left on his contract, but the report states Chelsea are keen to enter negotiations ‘very soon’.

There is said to be a ‘renewals list’ at Chelsea and a new deal for Mount may not happen quickly.

A host of Chelsea stars see their current contracts end in June with Tuchel needing to make a decision.

Rudiger is joined by Andreas Christensen, Cesar Azpilicueta and Thiago Silva in all having less than a year on their current deals.

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