Chelsea is in talks to extend Thomas Tuchel's contract

The current contract for the German manager, who took over at Stamford Bridge in January 2021, runs until 2024.

When taking over for Frank Lampard, he initially agreed to an 18-month deal, which was later extended after he led Chelsea to the 2021 Champions League championship.

“My guys converse with the proprietors and handle everything else. You are aware of my happiness at being here and my enjoyment of it “Tuchel said.

“There are conversations, but I believe it is better if I concentrate on my team, on sports, and on being competitive considering the position where we came from and where we are in the midst of the transfer season,” he said.

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Sunday’s game between Chelsea and Leeds will see Tuchel on the sidelines despite receiving a one-game touchline suspension for his altercation with Tottenham manager Antonio Conte after Chelsea’s 2-2 tie with Tottenham.

N’Golo Kante, a midfielder for the Blues, will be out with a “very significant” hamstring injury, according to Tuchel.

Added him: “We’re referring to weeks. Considering how significant he is, the news is not just bad but also disappointing and sad.”

Along with Armando Broja and Christian Pulisic, who has been linked to Manchester United this week, Mateo Kovacic is also sidelined with a knee issue.

Cesare Casadei, a 19-year-old midfielder, was signed by Chelsea on a six-year contract from Inter. At the same time, the club has also been connected to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, a former captain of Arsenal and a former teammate of Tuchel’s at Borussia Dortmund.