Thomas Tuchel would talk to senior Chelsea players over recruits ahead of making summer signings
Frank Lampard spent a fortune on players for Chelsea last summer, with Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, Edouard Mendy, Ben Chilwell and Kai Havertz coming in for over £200 million. But new boss Thomas Tuchel says he could take a different approach by consulting senior players on potential transfer targets this summer.
Thomas Tuchel, Manager of Chelsea FC and Jorginho of Chelsea FC celebrate following the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final Second Leg match between Chelsea FC and FC Porto at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on April 13, 2021 in Seville, Spain
"Once I spoke to a conductor in Germany and he told me when he needs to find a new musician he picks maybe three, but the final decision is with the orchestra," Tuchel said ahead of Saturday's FA Cup semi-final with Manchester City.
"This made total sense to me as they have to play with the new person. I'm brave enough to think what could this mean in recruiting in football."
Timo Werner - FC Chelsea
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Tuchel also posed the idea of having the club select targets before allowing the captain and senior players to also have their picks.
Chelsea are currently fifth in the Premier League and into the semi-finals of the Champions League and FA Cup.