Chelsea transfer hopes ‘complicated’ as Marina Granovskaia looks for solution

“Nothing is better than what he is doing for a new contract,” Tuchel said back in May. “If he wants to have a new contract he has our full support to stay at the club.

“He is speaking with his performances; he has been amazing since day one. We chose him in the first match after just one day of training.

“I had a clear picture of what he can deliver to a team and he took the chance. Since then it’s well deserved he is in the team. He is an aggressive leader, has this natural aggressivity in him. He hates to lose, is hard to beat in duels, is very brave, and full of energy in his defending.

“He is leading by example and has a very positive aggressivity in him. This is what we like. When he can channel all this into top performances, as he does now, we are all very happy to have him.”