Thomas Tuchel has admitted that Trevor Chalobah’s emergence could see Chelsea slow down their pursuit of Sevilla defender Jules Kounde.
Kounde is one of the most talked about young players in world football after developing into the kind of defender that most top clubs are looking to spend big money on in the coming windows, and we are a club that are reportedly interested in a deal.
The latest reports have claimed that they are willing to splash the cash in January to get a deal done, but the emergence of Chalobah may see the Blues NOT MAKE A MOVE for the talented young man
Chalobah was initially supposed to go out on loan this term but his early-season performances convinced Tuchel to keep him at the club and this week, he signed a new contract through 2026.
“I think every transfer period you need to evaluate again because you cannot say what we wanted in the summer we do in the winter or the next summer. It is not like this,” Tuchel said.
“Your opinion changes, players change, you have evolvement in the group. You have atmosphere that you build, you see who is absolutely reliable and these connections build up and create something special, hopefully, in the group.
“So you cannot say what we tried in the summer did not happen so we will try again for sure in the winter. Sometimes it is like this if we see the same need, but clearly Trevoh is now here with us and he deserves to be here with us. It had nothing to do with if we can sign another central defender or not.
“But he stepped up. The responsibility was even more on his shoulders and he can handle it so far in a very impressive way. This is the situation and it has an effect on our next decisions in the next transfer period. It is always like this.”
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