Tuchel opens up and addresses Chelsea rumours about strikers potential summer move

Thomas Tuchel has opened up and admitted that there is no decision on the future of Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud just yet.

Giroud decided to stay at Chelsea last summer and then in the January transfer window after earning some rave reviews for his performances under Frank Lampard, but since the arrival of Tuchel, he has had to fight for his place in the side.

He is out of contract at the end of the season, and there has been alot of talk about whether or not he will stay at the club, especially with rumours that Tuchel may seek to add another forward to his attack in the transfer window.

Now, amid all the talk, Tuchel has come out and addresses the rumours, Tuchel spoke before the game against the Saints over the weekend and said: “No decisions made, because it’s too soon to make these decisions, too soon in the season, and I don’t have enough time to make these decisions because I just started three weeks ago.

“We need more time to get to know the group better and better and everybody deserves more time to show their value for the group. What I can say is that, until now, I am super happy that he is here.

“He is one of the top strikers in the box, he’s physically strong, he has an incredible first touch when he takes balls directly. He is very, very strong on that. He is very strong on headers.

“He had an amazing game against Newcastle. He is very, very strong, very, very positive in training, very impressive, and right now he plays a key role in the squad, where a lot of young offensive players play.

“He is a key figure, maybe not because he plays everywhere for 96 minutes, but the way he behaves and with his experience daily so far the last three weeks. He has a huge impact in a most positive way that we can wish, and this is what I can say.

“So I am very happy that he is here, and from there, we will arrive at decisions, but it is too soon.”

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