Tuchel finally responds to Chelsea’s rumoured interest in Haaland and Upamecano

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Right from his days in Austrian side RB Salzburg, Chelsea have been linked with a move for Erling Haaland, but the young striker eventually moved to Borussia Dortmund.

Haaland has developed his game over the past two years with Dortmund, and is now rated as one of the best strikers in the world at the moment.

The rumour mill is now linking Chelsea with Haaland once again, and also RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano. However, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel refused to talk to the media about Chelsea’s targets.

“I can understand your interest in that question and I can understand the interest of every fan and supporter to talk about these subjects,” Thomas Tuchel said when asked to speak on rumours linking Chelsea with Dayot Upamecano and Erling Haaland.

“I am also always a fan and interested in what is going on. But now is February. There is a long way to go. As you know me or maybe get to know me better, I will not talk about other players publicly when they are under contract.

“This is the kind of respect we show to them but show first of all to our players. We think about our central defenders and our strikers first and we push them to the limits. Everything else will be decided behind closed doors.”

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