Thomas Tuchel is reportedly keen on the Chelsea job following his sacking by Paris Saint-Germain last week.
Tuchel was sacked by the French champions just months after guiding the club to a first ever Champions League final, PSG having endured an indifferent start to the new season domestically to trail both Lyon and Lille in the title race.
The German has reportedly agreed a compensation package with the Parisians and will be free to look for a new club immediately, with Bild reporting that Tuchel is eyeing a potential move to the Premier League.
Chelsea are the club understood to be in Tuchel’s sights, with the west London side’s German contingent – including summer signings Timo Werner and Kai Havertz – making them an attractive proposition, with Bild believing that the club’s recent wobbles have raised the pressure on Frank Lampard.
Chelsea were beaten in convincing fashion by struggling Arsenal on Boxing Day and the German outlet have suggested that Lampard could even be sacked should the club suffer a fourth defeat in five Premier League fixtures against Aston Villa this evening.
It seems an unlikely scenario given there has been little indication that Lampard’s position is under any immediate threat, however, Chelsea still just two points outside the top four despite their disappointing festive form.
Tuchel spent two-and-a-half years with PSG and won back-to-back league titles in addition to reaching last season’s Champions League final before his dismissal, the 47-year-old having previously enjoyed spells with Mainz and Borussia Dortmund.
The German is expected to be replaced at the Parc des Princes by former Spurs boss, Mauricio Pochettino.
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