“If it happens, we have full confidence in Monchi. There is little time left, and nothing is simple. Our focus is 100% on the Elche game.”
For his part, Tuchel has made it clear that Chelsea still have more business to do before Tuesday’s deadline, though did not mention Kounde as a target.
“The transfer window is not over yet and we still have some ideas,” the Blues boss said.
“We have discussions and we are trying, but not all decisions are taken in terms of our squad. There are situations that we are aware of.”