In recent weeks, Thomas Tuchel has been questioned practically weekly about the contract circumstances involving some of his most important players, and he has now provided a satisfactory response.
Before, he was always up forward about not knowing what they were up to; now he has a lot more palatable excuse: the club is unable to participate into any transfer or contract negotiations while the owner is under investigation and sanctions. So that’s the end of it.
His response to the inquiries regarding Antonio Rudiger today accomplished just that, and we may hear it repeated a few more times in the coming weeks as a result of it.
You can hear the Chelsea manager talk in the following footage, which is posted below: