Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has ruled out chances of the club signing Luis Suárez ahead of the Champions League clash with Atlético de Madrid on Tuesday night.
Following Barcelona’s decision to sell Suárez last summer, Tuchel and Paris Saint-Germain were eager to sign the Uruguayan international.
However, the former Liverpool striker chose to stay in Spain and join Atlético, where he has quickly become a key part of Diego Simeone’s team.
Speaking ahead of Chelsea’s clash with Atletico in Bucharest, Tuchel said ” We tried our luck, we did not make it. He decided to stay in Spain, move to Atletico, and has proven his quality.
“He is a natural striker, a born striker, and has the certain mentality that only strikers have. This mentality is to show his will, intensity, and anger to score, score and score. He is never satisfied.
when asked whether he will consider signing Luiz Suarez this summer ” I don’t know. Tuchel replied
“That was down to a particular moment and he maybe would’ve been a fit to our squad in Paris. Now things are different.
“He is under contract now at Atletico Madrid and it’s not worth thinking about it, honestly. I haven’t and the possibility is high we won’t think about it.”