Fabrizio Romano claims Tuchel and Boehly disagreed over 29-year-old's situation at Chelsea

Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly and former manager Thomas Tuchel shared different views on several things during the summer transfer window, including Hakim Ziyech’s situation, according to Fabrizio Romano.

The lack of a sporting director figure at Chelsea meant that Boehly and Tuchel had to cooperate throughout the summer on making transfer decisions.

Given Tuchel’s influential role, many had expected him to lead the team long-term before the club surprisingly announced the decision to sack the manager on Wednesday.

According to Romano, there was already friction between the German and the ownership group during the transfer window.

Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images

“An example is about Hakim Ziyech,” the Italian journalist said on his YouTube channel.

“Ziyech was always on the market during the summer and [Chelsea] tried to find a solution.

“At the beginning of the summer, it was a potential loan, but when Ajax asked for Ziyech on loan at the end of the summer, Chelsea asked for a permanent deal.

“Then in the difficult moment in Zagreb, he was on the pitch in the second half and his performance was not the best.

“So many things were not so clear.”

Photo by Luka Stanzl/Pixsell/MB Media/Getty Images)

Romano did not specify clearly how Boehly and Tuchel disagreed over the situation, unfortunately.

Tuchel might have been not happy that the club’s reported asking price effectively blocked the winger’s exit and prevented them from getting a replacement.

However, the German still picked the team, and he was the one who played Ziyech on Tuesday.

Romano also mentioned how Tuchel was not happy that Chelsea missed out on Matthijs de Ligt, who eventually joined Bayern Munich.

But the Blues still brought in three defenders in Kalidou Koulibaly, Marc Cucurella, and Wesley Fofana, in the end.

Keep up to date with all the latest Chelsea news and opinion by following The Chelsea Chronicle’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.

A Chelsea fan who loves football statistics. Studied sports journalism at the University of Sunderland.