has warned co-owner Todd Boehly that the club must make more significant signings this summer or they have ‘no chance’ of competing in the Premier League next term.
Raheem Sterling joined the Blues in a £50million deal yesterday, making him Boehly’s first major signing at Stamford Bridge.
But the Blues have been frustrated in attempts to sign , Raphinha, Ousmane Dembele and Matthijs de Ligt.
Chelsea hope to sign Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly but Tuchel wants more additions to cover the losses of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen, while Cesar Azpilicueta could also leave.
And Tuchel says the club must continue to sign top-quality players this summer or they face ‘no chance’ in competing with their top six rivals next season.
‘The stakes are high and we’re competing not only against the best teams who have ever played in the Premier League but also the best coaches,’ said Tuchel.
‘We come from sanctions, we come from losing top-quality players, key players, we are a club in transition, in transition of ownership, we were behind in the transfer race and we were behind in the table. So we have things to improve.
‘The signing of Raheem shows what we’re capable of doing, it shows the ambition of the club and the ownership and it’s good because we’re all here to win and compete.
‘We love to compete and we love the challenge at the very top. For that we need signings of new quality players or otherwise there’s no chance.’
Former Chelsea ace Nathan Ake is a target for the Blues, with Manchester City willing to listen to offers in the region of £45m for the Dutchman.
Ake is interested in returning to Stamford Bridge and personal terms would not be an issue, provided a fee can be agreed.
Defence remains Tuchel’s priority and Chelsea are set to pursue a deal for Paris Saint-Germain ace Presnel Kimpembe.
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