According to The Telegraph’s Matt Law, the Chelsea board will not sanction any transfer decision that would affect Kai Havertz’s first-team position.
Havertz has played as a false nine for the Blues and while the club agrees with Tuchel that the club needs to sign a striker, the Chelsea hierarchy insists that Havertz’s position in the team remains untouchable.
“This is a very good point,” Law responded to the question about how the potential arrival of a new striker would impact Havertz’s future at Chelsea on London is Blue podcast.
“Tuchel is in a position now where he will have a lot of power [over transfer decisions].
“But still the board are not going to accept any sort of move that demote Kai Havertz given he’s just scored in the Champions League final.
“And you could only imagine he’s going to only get better next season.
“So exactly that, if you sign a striker, what then you do with Havertz?
“If you drop Havertz back [into No.10 or winger positions], does that mean Werner is out, or Mount is definitely out?”