Thomas Tuchel ‘frustrated’ by Chelsea owners failing to sign Gabriel Jesus ahead of Arsenal
Posted by  badge Boss on Sep 08
Thomas Tuchel was keen for Chelsea to sign Gabriel Jesus ahead of Arsenal (Getty)

was left frustrated by ’s owners over their failure to sign Gabriel Jesus ahead of Arsenal, according to reports.

Tuchel was sacked on Wednesday less than 24 hours after Chelsea’s 1-0 defeat to Dinamo Zagreb in the .

The German’s departure comes following weeks of tension between himself and the club’s new co-owner Todd Boehly, who played a key role in Chelsea’s transfer business this summer.

It’s understood that Boehly was unhappy with Tuchel’s lack of input and communication regarding transfers, with the German keen to focus more on coaching his squad.

report that Tuchel was initially against signing a new striker during the summer transfer after his difficulties with last season, however, after U-turning on his stance, the 49-year-old was ‘frustrated’ that Chelsea’s hierarchy did not move for Jesus.

It’s claimed that Jesus was even keen on a move to Stamford Bridge but the Brazil international ended up being reunited with Mikel Arteta as Arsenal sealed a £45 million deal with Manchester City.

Tuchel subsequently pushed for Chelsea to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and that move was completed in the final few hours of the window.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was briefly reunited with Thomas Tuchel at Chelsea (Getty)

Boehly was also keen on the idea of signing Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United but The Athletic report that Tuchel made it clear ‘in no uncertain terms’ that he was against the 37-year-old’s arrival at Chelsea.

Boehly is also understood to be unhappy with Tuchel over his lack of help .

Tuchel, meanwhile, was frustrated over Chelsea’s failure to sign Frenkie de Jong and Presnel Kimpembe, who were two of his recommendations.

Chelsea, meanwhile, .

The Brighton manager has signed a five-year contract and is in place for Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Fulham on Saturday.


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