Chelsea will very much now be in the mode for the summer in terms of transfers.
A new manager has come in, and he will now be looking to get his ideas across on the pitch and implement his system.
I imagine that summer targets will soon be on the agenda to talk about with the board, and one player that the board have already been working on signing before Thomas Tuchel even arrived, is Bayern centre back David Alaba.
According to Fabrizio Romano on The Si Phillips Talks Chelsea Podcast today, “Tuchel is a big fan of Alaba” and Chelsea are “one of the 5 clubs in talks to sign him.”
Of course, Alaba looks closest to Real Madrid and Romano actually admits that a deal has been agreed, but nothing has been signed and it has not been completed yet.
This has been the case for a while now, which makes you wonder whether another club is pushing hard to intervene.
As Romano says, ‘anything can still happen’ with this one.