Thomas Tuchel scraps holiday as Todd Boehlys Chelsea takeover nears completion

Thomas Tuchel has scrapped any plans for a summer holiday with Todd Boehly set to complete his takeover of Chelsea.

Blues boss Tuchel would normally be jetting off for a break this week after the final weekend of the 2021/22 season. But he has instead decided to stick around and get to work with Boehly, who has today had his consortium's bid for the club approved by the UK Government.

An announcement which will officially bring an end to Roman Abramovich's 19-year reign as owner is expected soon. After that Tuchel will be overseeing an overhaul of the Chelsea squad as they will once again be able to sign players and hand out new contracts.

Speaking after the 1-1 draw with Watford on Sunday (May 22), the German coach said: "I cannot go on holiday, it's impossible. There are too many things to clarify and have an opinion on.

"It's not necessary to do everything in person but the first days I will be here anyway and around because my children are in school so the holidays will start with a bit of a delay.

"It's also normal in a situation like ours that you stay in contact and you have the possibility with Zoom and FaceTime to have calls, share opinions and to move on forward, because we need to."

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According to The Telegraph, Boehly is going to hand Tuchel £200million to play with in the transfer market. He first needs to assess the positions of need.

Defence is a major area of concern with Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen leaving and Cesar Azpilicueta's position still uncertain. The report states Marcos Alonso, Kepa Arrizabalaga, Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, Christian Pulisic, Ross Barkley and Kenedy could all be sold too.

Boehly and his consortium are said to be determined to compete with Manchester City and Liverpool next season. So while Tuchel may get away at some point this summer, his priority lies at Stamford Bridge for now.

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