Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel opens up on Chelsea’s failure to sign Sevilla defender Jules Kounde

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel insists he’s happy with Chelsea’s summer transfer activity despite missing out on Sevilla defender Jules Kounde.

The Blues signed Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan and Saul Niguez on loan from Atlético Madrid during the summer transfer window.

“Marina was in charge and she is the best person who can be in charge,” Tuchel said.

“We were in contact and Petr Cech (technical and performance advisor) was in contact. Us three we knew about all the situations.

“We knew things can happen, things can happen late, and we were also very aware of the situation that, maybe, nothing happens at all.

“I assured everybody that I’m also happy if we cannot bring a player in. We will find the solution within the squad. We will push players within the squad.

“But it was clear we tried for Kounde and Saul and it was very, very late, but it was a very, very smooth transfer window because I had full concentration on training and on my team.”

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