Report: After Raphinha, Chelsea could now miss out on signing another two players in major blow for Tuchel

Reports suggest Chelsea are set to miss out on signing either Matthijs de Ligt or Frenkie de Jong this summer.

According to The Daily Mail, this will add to the blow of Raphinha slipping through their fingers, as he looks to complete his desired move to Barcelona.

De Ligt has been touted as Thomas Tuchel’s number one defensive target this summer, with the Juventus man reportedly open to working with the German after seeing his impact on Antonio Rudiger’s game.

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However, rumours began to swirl that Bayern Munich were interested in pipping the Blues to a deal, with the German Champions hopeful the 22-year-old would snub Chelsea and believe his ability is better suited to the Bundesliga.

According to The Daily Mail, that is set to happen, with Bayern’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic travelling to Turin today to discuss a potential deal.

Chelsea set for double transfer blow

Fellow Dutchman De Jong has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge, as it was reported the club were set to make a last-minute move to hijack a deal from fellow Premier League side Manchester United.

Apparently, the Blues believe the ability to offer immediate Champions League football could sway the 25-year-old, should Barcelona have to sell him this summer.

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Despite this, The Telegraph have reported that United have been given assurances that they are still firmly in pole position for the signing of the Netherlands international, potentially seeing Chelsea miss out on another target.

The news will worry Chelsea fans, especially after Raphinha’s insistence to join Barcelona, that the club do not have the pull they once did in the market. However, fans would do well to remember the quality of Raheem Sterling, who they are set to announce in the coming days, as a signifier that they can still certainly attract some of the best players in the world in the prime of their career

Jack is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has freelanced for The Athletic and The Sun. Jack has reported live from Premier League and Championship grounds, whilst also being published in the Non League Paper.