Atletico Madrid star Jose Gimenez is a player that Thomas Tuchel would like to be signed by Chelsea in the transfer window.
Ex-boss Frank Lampard was handed some serious money last transfer window to improve all areas of the squad, and he spent his money well as the players that he managed to acquire has made this Blues squad one of the best in the Premier League.
But Thomas Tuchel is a man that wants to put his own stamp on this side in the coming window, and there has been alot of speculation that the German is interested in bringing Gomez to Stamford Bridge.
Gimenez is fast becoming one of the most solid defenders in the game right now and is attracting all sorts of interest from the likes of Manchester City, Real Madrid and PSG for his very impressive performances in that Madrid shirt.
The Uruguayan has been at Atletico Madrid since 2013 and won his second La Liga title with the club this season, making 21 league appearances in an injury-hit campaign.
He has a very high price tag that the club would have to meet and pay, roughly around the £70 million mark, and would need some convincing that a move to the Premier League would be the best option for him.
Now reports on DAILY EXPRESS WEBSITE, has claimed that Tuchel has given a list of targets to Roman Abramovic ahead of the transfer window and Gimenez is a player that he is very interested in.
However, despite all the speculation that we are keen on a deal, he has come out and sent a very clear message to Tuchel about possibly making a move to Stamford Brudge during the summer window.
‘I’m not leaving Atlético Madrid this summer. I’ve no doubt, I’m staying,’ he said via Carrusel Deportivo after the club’s title celebrations.
Look, the club have added the right players to that squad that have impressed so far this season, but Gimenez is a player that is on another level and a player that would be a great partner for Silva, and then an immediate replacement for the Brazilian.