Tuchel in contact with Jonas Hofmann and using Chelsea employee to help transfer

New Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is reportedly in contact with Borussia Monchengladbach winger Jonas Hofmann over a potential summer move.

Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard at the Blues last month and is already preparing for his first summer transfer window.

Tuchel worked with Hofmann while at Borussia Dortmund and is reportedly keen on a reunion with the 28-year-old.

Bild claim that contact has already been made with current Monchengladbach boss Marco Rose leaving the club in the upcoming summer to take over at Dortmund.

It’s reported that Monchengladbach players could ponder their own futures given Rose’s move.

And Bild add that Tuchel has asked Hofmann’s advisor about the right-winger through a member of his own Chelsea staff.

Hofmann has bagged four Bundesliga goals from 15 appearances this season and also laid on eight assists.

Transfermarkt report his market value to be £14.4m with Chelsea having splashed out last summer.

The Blues spent £200m on the likes of Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech and Kai Havertz though are yet to see the best of their new signings.

Tottenham had been interested in Hofmann in 2019, though he stayed at Monchengladbach and signed a new contract.

Tuchel’s current priority will be the rest of the season, with the boss saying: “We will never stop pushing because like I said before, there is no other way than taking it step by step and game by game.

“I can only tell everybody there is a long way to go, there are many many teams who are close and we have some tough games, a lot of big teams to play and points to win.

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