Already getting his system to stick in Premier League, Thomas Tuchel has enjoyed a brilliant start to his time at Chelsea.
Landing on his feet in West London a few weeks after being sacked by the Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain, the German tactician already has the Blues back in a UEFA Champions League spot as well as managing to get striker Timo Werner to find the back of the net.
Having to deal with club icon Frank Lampard’s decisions until the next transfer market, Thomas will have ideas of his own, which could include the signing of a new midfielder.
According to a report by Il Milanista, he ‘dreams of’ AC Milan’s Franck Kessie, who has impressed under the Italian manager Stefano Pioli.
While Franck might be expensive, the Stamford Bridge side have a bargaining chip of their own in defender Fikayo Tomori.
The centre-half is currently on loan in Milan, and there is an option for them to make it permanent at around €25-28m.
That is a lot of money for them, and should Fikayo continue to play at the level the Englishman has in his early appearances, the Rossoneri could ask for a discount, which would not enthuse the Blues’.
However, Chelsea could ask for someone in return, as Thomas would be favourable to selling the defender on the condition that the Italians put on the table the transfer of Franck Kessie with AC Milan valuing the Ivorian star at around €40 million.