THOMAS TUCHEL has told Chelsea owner Todd Boehly to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and demanded he only sign world class players.
Chelsea start their season against Everton in Saturday’s late kick-off, and have seen a number of new stars come through the door at Stamford Bridge.
But these are still not enough for Tuchel, who has reportedly described his squad as average.
According to Florian Plettenberg, the German coach wants to add Aubameyang to his squad next, having previously worked with him while at Borussia Dortmund.
However, Barcelona want to keep the former Arsenal man as a top back up to Lewandowski, with them preferring Memphis Depay to leave instead.
Aubameyang joined the club on a free transfer in January, scoring 13 times in 23 games.
Chelsea signed Marc Cucurella and Carney Chukwuemeka earlier this week deals with £62milliion and £20m from Brighton and Aston Villa respectively.
Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly also joined earlier in the window to bolster Tuchel’s squad.
The club are also after Leicester’s Wesley Fofana and have now entered the race to sign Manchester United target Frenkie de Jong.
Although whether these players are among those who Tuchel refers to as world class remains to be seen.
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In terms of outgoings, Marcos Alonso appears set to leave for Barcelona after he said goodbye to his team-mates.
They managed to retain captain Cesar Azpilicueta after he penned a new two-year contract.