Chelsea fans will need little reminding about just how long the Jules Kounde saga has dragged on.
Originally a target in 2021, Kounde remains of interest to Tuchel and the club are confident of landing the centre-back despite links with Barcelona.
According to the Daily Mirror, however, those at Stamford Bridge have been set a strict deadline.
West Ham interested in Danjuma
West Ham are the latest Premier League side to throw their hat in the ring for Villarreal forward Arnaut Danjuma.
The Netherlands international was in fine form for the majority of his debut season in La Liga after joining from Bournemouth in 2021.
The Hammers will have to meet Danjuma’s £40m release clause to stand any chance of enticing him to East London
Arsenal and Leeds set for new Raphinha meeting
Arsenal have scheduled fresh talks with Leeds over the signing of Raphinha next week, according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.
Barcelona, Tottenham and Chelsea all remain in the race to sign the 25-year-old.
The Gunners saw an opening offer rejected by Leeds on Tuesday but they are expected to submit an improved bid for the forward.