The Blues are also edging closer to a deal for Barcelona forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, with the club keen to address their lack of a No 9 following the departures of Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner.
Though despite the positive transfer activity, Tuchel is looking forward to the summer window closing and working with a definite group of players, he explained: “I love the group. We speak a lot about transfer window but the good thing about the transfer window when it closes is that you know this is your group, no more distraction or distraction in focus.
“Also, from the players that struggle with the decisions of ‘where do I go? Should I go? What do I have to offer? What is my role?’ On September 1 things are clear. This will give us a boost to build a strong squad, group and atmosphere within the group that carries us.”