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Gordon and Broja: Extent of Tuchel and Boehly's Chelsea transfer disagreements revealed

Nick Emms

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Gordon and Broja: Extent of Tuchel and Boehly's Chelsea transfer disagreements revealed

The extent of Thomas Tuchel and Todd Boehly's disagreements Armando Broja and Anthony Gordon's transfer stance revealed.

The German was dismissed as Chelsea head coach on Wednesday morning after a meeting with the Blues owners.

Chelsea have lost three times already this season, with defeats against Southampton and Leeds putting pressure on Tuchel before a 1-0 defeat at Dinamo Zagreb.

It appears that Graham Potter will join the Blues as his replacement, with the Brighton manager set to take charge ahead of Saturday's clash against Fulham.

Thomas Tuchel following Tuesday's defeat to Zagreb.( Alamy)
Thomas Tuchel following Tuesday's defeat to Zagreb.( Alamy)

The 47-year-old met with the Chelsea owners in London on Wednesday and has agreed to become the new head coach at Stamford Bridge, saying his goodbyes at Brighton on Thursday morning.

Tuchel's relationship with the new ownership at Chelsea had broken down, with it now being revealed as to the extent of their disagreement.

These came in the form of transfer talks, with Chelsea forward Broja and Everton winger Gordon among the topics that caused tension.

As reported by the Guardian, Tuchel was prepared to let Broja leave Chelsea this summer, while he was not keen on Gordon.

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The report states that the German did not believe that Broja was ready for first team football yet, and after West Ham offered £30 million for the forward, Tuchel was prepared to sanction an exit.

However, the club ended up signing the striker to a long-term contrract, putting pressure on Tuchel to hand the Albania international minutes this season.

Furthermore, there were instances of the ownership 'attempting to foist players' on Tuchel.

An example of this was with Everton's Gordon, who Tuchel simply did not want to sign.

Boehly's data analysts had reportedly pushed for the move after being impressed by his performance metrics.

Gramah Potter is set to be named Chelsea's new head coach. (Alamy)
Gramah Potter is set to be named Chelsea's new head coach. (Alamy)

The former Chelsea head coach felt that he already had too many players to accommodate in his squad and not enough that he could rely on.

Therefore, it is no surprise that he was dismissed on Wednesday morning, with Potter now looking the most likely to succeed him.

Chelsea will hope to conclude a deal before they face Fulham on Saturday, with Potter ready to lead Chelsea under the new ownership.

Despite the unpopular decision to sack Tuchel, Chelsea fans will have to get behind their new man as they look to compete this season.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Chelsea, Thomas Tuchel, Todd Boehly, Football, Transfers, Anthony Gordon

Nick Emms
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