Chelsea boss has revealed the rationale behind his desperation to sign N’Golo Kante for his former club Paris Saint-Germain.
The German joined the west London club last month after the Blues legend, Frank Lampard, was sacked.
Lampard rejected offers from Serie A clubs and PSG for Kante, stating that the Frenchman was part of his plan for Chelsea.
The defensive midfielder is still linked with a move away from west London but Tuchel said: “This is very easy because I think N’Golo fits into every manager’s plans on the planet.
“I was desperate to have him in my teams. He is a Chelsea player, a big Chelsea player and one of the best midfielders in the world. Now I am so lucky to have him in my squad. I am so lucky that he is back again.”
Tuchel has, however, confirmed Kante has fully recovered from recent hamstring complaints and will start Chelsea’s FA Cup fifth-round tie at Barnsley on Thursday night.