Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has decided not to bring Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe to Stamford Bridge next summer.
Tuchel coached Mbappe, who has drawn the interest of Real Madrid, Liverpool, Chelsea, among others in the past, during his time at PSG.
According to El Nacional, Chelsea director, Marina Granovskaia, has pulled the club out of the race to sign Mbappe on a free transfer at the end of the season following Tuchel’s concerns with the France forward.
The report added that Granovskaia is no longer willing to submit a ‘great offer’ for Mbappe after Tuchel communicated his doubts as to whether or not his former player would cooperate with his tactics at Chelsea.
Mbappe has rejected talks to extend his contract with PSG.
The 22-year-old has only one year left on his current deal with PSG.
PSG recently rejected Real Madrid’s €220million deadline day bid for Mbappe despite the player’s contract expiring in a year.
Mbappe joined PSG from AS Monaco in 2017.
He featured 98 times under Tuchel at Les Parc des Princes, scoring 46 goals while also winning the Ligue 1 title twice.
Speaking in December 2020, Tuchel sent an early warning to Chelsea about a potential deal for Mbappe.
The German explained how Mbappe and Neymar’s lack of cooperation on the training field has proved an uphill battle.
He said, “Sometimes it’s very easy, sometimes it’s a big challenge. “At a club like PSG, there are many influences. That is why it can be very challenging to keep all the guys happy.”
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