Thomas Tuchel says Chelsea are still searching for more signings ahead of Tuesday’s transfer deadline, with Sevilla defender Jules Kounde the most likely candidate to arrive at Stamford Bridge.
Blues boss Tuchel admitted “all eyes are open” at Stamford Bridge when it comes to new signings, with Kurt Zouma inching towards a £25m West Ham switch.
Zouma’s expected departure is set to open the door for France defender Kounde’s arrival, with Chelsea still determined to strengthen their squad.
Romelu Lukaku’s club-record £97.5m move from Inter Milan will remain the Blues’ marquee signing, but Tuchel has not ruled out further additions with four days left.
Asked if Chelsea could yet make further signings in this window, he said: “Well we are hoping; we still have some ideas and we are trying.
“And not all decisions are taken regarding also to our squad. So there are some negotiations going on and we are aware of all the situations.
“Hoping as in meaning that we need something to make the coach happy or to be competitive? Absolutely not.
“Because I’m happy with the squad as it is, and I have a lot of confidence we are absolutely competitive on a high level.
“But still all eyes are open, and we are aware of all situations and you never know in football.
“But in the moment we are focused on the game tomorrow (Saturday) and there are not many days left to take big decisions, so it’s all good so far.”