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Chelsea eye Bayern Munich transfer as Mateo Kovacic delivers glowing Thomas Tuchel verdict

Here is your Chelsea morning digest for Saturday, February 6.

Chelsea confirm Premier League squad

Chelsea have submitted their Premier League squad for the rest of the season.

And there are no real surprises as far as the revised Chelsea squad goes, with Thomas Tuchel inheriting a strong squad which more or less picks itself when it comes to the Premier League list, though they have only named 20 senior players.

Once again, Chelsea have named technical and performance advisor Petr Cech in their squad despite having three goalkeepers with Edouard Mendy, Kepa Arrizabalaga and Willy Caballero.

Even out-of-favour left-back Emerson Palmieri gets a place in the squad with Fikayo Tomori the only player excluded following his loan exit to AC Milan last month.

As part of the rules, clubs can only name 17 players who are not counted as homegrown, i.e, did not come through an English or Welsh club’s academy.

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The remaining eight spaces must all be filled by homegrown players, and in Chelsea’s case, that includes Tammy Abraham, Ben Chilwell and Andreas Christensen.

The Blues have only named three homegrown players because they still only have 17 senior players who don’t fall under that category with Mason Mount, Billy Gilmour, Kai Havertz, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Reece James all eligible to be named on the young player list.

See the full list here

Tuchel could land long-term target

Chelsea have been linked with a move for Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng ahead of this summer.

The 32-year-old is out of contract after this season and could be an option for Chelsea, according to Bild, as they look to strengthen their back-line having chopped and changed when it comes to deciding on Thiago Silva’s centre-back partner.

Boateng could be on the lookout for a new club this season with no contract extension agreed just yet and with time…

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