“We are in talks” – Thomas Tuchel gives update on Chelsea’s January transfer plans

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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has given an update on Chelsea plans for the January transfer window.

According to Tuchel, Chelsea will look at signing new players during the January transfer window.

Ben Chilwell will miss the rest of the season with his knee injury, while fellow England international Reece James will be out for at least two months with a hamstring problem.

Asked to give an update on Chelsea’s January transfer plans, Tuchel said: “We are discussing and we are in talks with the staff and the board and the scouts, checking the possibility [of new signings] which is what we would always do.

“We are looking into the market, into the possibility. We’re not under the very highest pressure and things have to make sense, personality wise, position wise and the quality has to be there. But we will check out options.”

Tuchel was also asked about the return of Emerson Palmieri, who has made 19 appearances this season on loan at Lyon.

He added: “I will not give any details on that but in general I will not hide from the fact we have a long term injury with Chilwell and of course we know him and appreciate him as a player, as a person.

“He had such a huge influence although not a lot of influence in minutes.

“He is still a Chelsea player but it is not only what I wish for. We are looking into it.”

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