New Chelsea boss wants to sign Jadon Sancho in the summer.
The England winger has been a long-term transfer target for Manchester United, who spent almost the whole of last summer fruitlessly trying to negotiate a deal for the former Manchester City player.
News that his current club Borussia Dortmund, faced with a cash crisis, were prepared to drop their asking price for the 21-year-old suggested that United would be encouraged to try again when the transfer window opens once more.
But now they could find themselves facing a rival for his services in Chelsea.
Tuchel is not convinced by the striking options available to him, with big money signing Timo Werner failing to convince, not having scored in the past 14 Premier League games. And with Olivier Giroud likely to leave at the end of the season, they could be light up front anyway.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich sanctioned the spending of more than £220 million on new players last summer and is unlikely to baulk at the transfer fee demanded by the Bundesliga side.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.