Reliable journalist provides update on shock Chelsea deal as director reportedly plots move
By Harry Sykes
Chelsea have no interest in manager Thomas Tuchel and are not looking to replace manager Antonio Conte, according to a reliable journalist.
Matt Law, football correspondent for the Daily Telegraph, reported that Tuchel, who left Borussia Dortmund at the end of last season, is “not a name on their radar”.
Law put the news out on his official Twitter page on Wednesday morning.
Chelsea have no succession plan for Conte and Tuchel is not a name on their radar #cfc
— Matt Law (@Matt_Law_DT) August 23, 2017
That comes after a report in Sport Bild that claimed Chelsea were set to make an enquiry into the highly rated manager, on the back of a frustrating summer.
It was a shock claim, as the enthusiastic and passionate Conte is a big favourite with the fans at Stamford Bridge and won the Premier League title in his first season.
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Chelsea also just secured their first win of the new season at Wembley against a strong Tottenham side, but Bild claim that all is not well behind the scenes.
They say that Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia has identified Tuchel as the man to lead the club forward, and wants him as the new boss at Stamford Bridge.
It is claimed that Granovskaia and Conte do not have a good relationship, and that Tuchel is seen as a manager who can devleop the younger players at Chelsea as well as inspire their top stars.
Conte has fallen out with current striker Diego Costa, who is currently AWOL in Brazil, amid claims in the Mirror that he was told he was surplus to requirements by text.
Bild claim that Costa is a favourite of Granovskaia and was behind the Spanish striker’s move from Atletico Madrid.
In other Chelsea transfer news, the club have been handed a huge boost as this vital duo are set to return to action.