Tuchel expects Kane to join Manchester City, Chelsea move ‘never close’

By Obiajulu Chiagoziem

Chelsea’s Manager Thomas Tuchel said that he finds Kane’s move over to Manchester City before the transfer window is closed, very possible.

He claimed that signing of Harry Kane to Stamford Bridge was not something he pushed for during the transfer window.

England’s international captain, Kane opted to stay at Spurs since his move to Manchester City wasn’t coming, while Chelsea smashed their transfer record to bring back Romelu Lukaku.

In an interview Tuchel had over Harry Kane’s situational moves, he replied: “I never had a list with his name and I never went to Marina [Granovskaia, Chelsea director] to tell her to buy him.

“But I think the club sorted out the situations. There are many people around players; there are agents and advisors and people in between, so we had some information from these people, but it was never that close that we had to experience the rivalry.

“We know about the rivalry, but I have a feeling it was never that far.”

Tuchel seemed so confident of his team that he wasn’t worried at all if City later got Kane on their side. Chelsea do not fear any of their rivals in the Premier League.

“I thought that it was going to happen [Kane joining City] and I was not scared, but if it would have happened, I would have been very interested how it would have maybe changed City’s style of play,” said the German. 

“We are not afraid of anybody; we accept any other team. Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, they are the teams with strong, strong squads and these are the guys [such as Kane] you want to compete and it’s normal they fight for the best players. 

“I thought this was going to happen. On one side, I was happy he stayed because it’s nice it exists in football that players play for one club only. 

“I have absolutely nothing to do with Tottenham obviously, but if you think about Tottenham you think about Harry Kane, if you think about [Lionel] Messi you think straight away about Barcelona. 

“It’s very hard that he plays for another club and that’s the same with Harry Kane. From that side I like it and part of my personality is still a fan, so from that point I like it and I also think it’s nice that Romelu is back at Chelsea. Some things are a good fit and should not be changed.” he concludes.

The Blues will be traveling to Tottenham on a Sunday London Derby as Tuchel made clear how he never pushed for Kane’s arrival at Stamford Bridge.