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Thomas Tuchel responds to Chelsea transfer link with Luis Suarez

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel

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Thomas Tuchel has dismissed Chelsea’s chances of signing Luis Suarez ahead of their Champions League clash with Atletico Madrid on Tuesday night.

Tuchel and PSG were keen on signing Suarez during the summer transfer window when the player made a move to the Spanish side from Barcelona.

Now, as the German boss is in charge at Stamford Bridge, there were still talks over a possible transfer. However, speaking about the case, Tuchel said: “It was a possibility. We heard the rumours he was about to leave Barcelona, and who cannot be interested in signing one of the best strikers in world football history and the present?

“We tried our luck, we did not make it. He decided to stay in Spain, move to Atletico, and has proven his quality.

“He is a natural striker, a born striker, and has the certain mentality that only strikers have.

“This mentality is to show his will, intensity and anger to score, score and score. He is never satisfied.

“So what a mentality, what a player. I’m not involved in his history with Chelsea and to me it’s never good to look too far in the past. We only look forward.

“We play him tomorrow with Atletico and we know about his qualities. We are aware of them and will try to stop him from scoring.”

Asked if he would go for Suarez again this summer, Tuchel replied: “I don’t know.

“That was down to a particular moment and he maybe would’ve been a fit to our squad in Paris. Now things are different.

“He is under contract now at Atletico Madrid and it’s not worth thinking about it, honestly. I haven’t and the possibility is high we won’t think about it.”

Source: Metro UK 

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