Thomas Tuchel is planning his summer rebuild at Stamford Bridge by preparing a swoop for the promising teenager Kays Ruiz-Atil from Paris St-Germain.
Kays Ruiz-Atil made his senior debut for Paris St-Germain under Thomas Tuchel back in September where the current Chelsea coach was still the manager. Still under Tuchel in PSG, the 18-year-old was being eased into the team with six further substitute appearances.
However, since Tuchel was sacked in December, the attacking young midfielder who can also play out on the left has not been used at all by the new coach Mauricio Pochettino.
And, supposedly, Tuchel now hopes to bring him to the Blues in the summer to continue his development.
Ruiz-Atil is likely looking to head for PSG exit regardless in the summer with the contract expiring and Pochettino having dropped him into the Under 19 side. Regardless, Chelsea has been keeping tabs on the player who, before joining PSG in 2015 had been part of Barcelona’s youth set-up.
Due to the nature of his contract expiring, he is already free to discuss terms with the Blues should a deal be in the pipeline.
Meanwhile, Tuchel is hoping to give some of the players at Chelsea who struggled for game time under previous boss Frank Lampard a chance to prove themselves in Thursday night’s FA Cup tie with Barnsley.
Among those likely to feature will be goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga as Tuchel continues to assess his Blues stars after taking over last month.