Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel has come out to say how they feel talking about signing new players. The manager said they “feel more like spectators” in dealing with players whose contracts are expiring. With Blues owner Roman Abramovich sanctioned by the UK government over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Chelsea could not renew the contracts of players. Tuchel said: “You can end up in a situation where players talk with other clubs and get distracted.”
Thomas Tuchel said they are Spectators when it comes to Transfer
He also said: “It’s easier if you are free to act and be involved in the talks. Right now we feel more like spectators.” Chelsea, who also cannot buy or sell players at present, appear set to lose defender Antonio Rudiger, to Real Madrid when his contract expires, while Barcelona has agreed on a deal for Andreas Christensen and are also in talks with the captain Cesar Azpilicueta.
Abramovich put Chelsea up for sale before being sanctioned and the club has been operating under a special license issued by the government. The club could have a chance now after the takeover by a consortium led by Todd Boehly, co-owner of the LA Dodgers baseball team.