Chelsea boss Tuchel will not sign striker – report

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has no plans to sign a striker this summer, the Daily Mirror claim.

There has been speculation that the Blues could look to bolster their front line at the end of the season.

Borussia Dortmund’s Ering Haaland has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge.

But the Mirror claim Tuchel does not intend to make a signing despite his side’s lack of goals.

The story is based on comments Tuchel made following his side’s 0-0 draw with Leeds United.

“In general I’m happy because we don’t only look at the output, how much they score, how much they assist,” he said.

“Of course this is something, some statistic to which every striker is attached and everybody needs to have the mentality to cope with the pressure that comes along with statistics. It’s like this in high-level football.

“But I have to say at the moment everybody is working hard, nobody is lazy, nobody is taking their time outs when we’re defending. We’re defending high, we’re defending as a block.“We’re still looking a little bit for the breakthrough for one or two guys to go on a run and score consistently.

“Obviously that’s not the case at the moment and we will not stop pushing and stop looking for solutions to create more clear chances for them.

“That’s the way it is, but there’s no need now to reflect for the summer or reflect on solutions other than the solutions that we have.

“We have guys we are happy with and who have the potential to be more decisive, and we will try to help them.”

Chelsea are unbeaten in their 12 games under Tuchel but have scored just 15 goals, with Timo Werner, Kai Havertz and Hakim Ziyech netting just one between them.