CNA – Chelsea will look to bring in new recruits before the transfer window closes on September 1 but will make do with the existing squad if they have to, manager Thomas Tuchel (CNA pic, below) said.
Speaking ahead of a trip to Southampton, Tuchel said he was fully focussed on their opponents as they look to make it three victories from five games after beating Leicester City 2-1 last time out.
“Right now we could need more players in some positions but it’s close to the end of the transfer window and when September 1 comes I will be a happy coach no matter what happens,” Tuchel told a news conference.
“I will try to find solutions and not think about what could have happened.”
Chelsea have been linked with Leicester defender Wesley Fofana and Barcelona striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
“All that matters is the reality and the moment now… and what will matter at Southampton is to find a way to win, step up individually and push the team. This is what we will do whether players come or not,” Tuchel added.
Chelsea cruised to a 6-0 win over Southampton last season, but Tuchel said his team cannot take their 13th-placed opponents lightly at St Mary’s.