Chelsea news: Thomas Tuchel gives ownership update as Romelu Lukaku’s ‘important’ claim made

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Thomas Tuchel believes Chelsea are close to agreeing a deal with new owners, while the manager has also said he expects Romelu Lukaku to play an “important” role for the club next season.

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Thomas Tuchel in the race for places in the Champions League

The feeling of unease around Chelsea has been building for weeks and weeks.

Not only are the club having a tough time away from the pitch, but on-field performance has dropped significantly. And after last week’s 1-0 loss to Everton, there are growing fears that a place in the top four may not necessarily be guaranteed for Thomas Tuchel’s side.

This weekend, the Blues can end those worries by hosting Wolverhampton Wanderers at Stamford Bridge. Ahead of next week’s FA Cup final against a fiery Liverpool side, it seems essential that the team find some momentum somewhere.

Sports mirror has your latest news from Chelsea, as the team seek to end what has been a campaign to be forgotten on a high.

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Tuchel hopes for a property resolution

Tuchel said he was confident the club would find a solution to the ongoing ownership saga as he received a positive update.

Chelsea must find new owners before the special operating license imposed by the government since March 10 expires. It came after the club were sanctioned over alleged links between former owner Roman Abramovich and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

It was reported last week that Tuchel had been informed that Todd Boehly’s consortium had been awarded preferred bidder status by the Raine Group and that the official provided an update of his views on Friday.

“I was told last week that we had a preferred bidder and things are moving forward,” Tuchel revealed. “It’s quite an important week for the club, but I was fully focused on the pitch. But after what I heard last week, I’m confident.

“Clearance is always best, because when the situation is clear, you can take action, make judgments, take action. Otherwise you’re in a passive role, and that’s who we are right now. “

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Lukaku should still play an ‘important’ role

Tuchel believes Romelu Lukaku can still play a big role at Stamford Bridge in the years to come despite the difficulties he has endured since returning to the club.

Chelsea spent £97.5million to land the striker from Inter in the summer and he was expected to take the team to a different level. However, he struggled to show his best form and at the moment Kai Havertz and Timo Werner lead him in the pecking order.

Some speculation has surfaced regarding a potential summer transfer as a result, but Tuchel is adamant that Lukaku can still make a positive impact at Chelsea.

“I still want him to play an important role,” he said. “At the moment he is an important part of the team next season. There are no players ready to leave or to improve because of the situation.

“We signed a great player, we still have a great player. He didn’t come [against Everton] because we had three substitutes and had to use one for Jorgi at half-time. He has trained very well and will maybe start tomorrow.”

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Lukaku has had a difficult season at Chelsea (Photo by Craig Mercer/MB Media/Getty Images)

Real Madrid’s success can give Chelsea a boost

Although he wasn’t really involved in Real Madrid’s remarkable run to the Champions League final, ex-Chelsea player Eden Hazard could help his former club get a boost if Los Blancos triumph. against Liverpool.

Hazard was recognized as one of the best players on the planet when he joined Madrid in 2019, although his spell at the Santiago Bernabeu was destroyed by a succession of injuries.

Nonetheless, as part of the deal Chelsea and Real reached, if the Spanish giants win the European Cup, that would trigger a clause which in turn would see the Blues receive an extra payment.

Reports have it that Chelsea will pocket around £20m in bonuses if Carlo Ancelotti’s side add the Champions League to their La Liga success.

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