Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel has admitted that he tried to sign Manchester United midfielder, Bruno Fernandes during his time as boss at Paris Saint-Germain, claiming that "he wanted to bring him to Paris".
Fernandes has established himself as arguably the best player in the Premier League ever since arriving at Old Trafford in January 2020, with the Portugese midfielder scoring a staggering 34 goals in just 60 games for the Manchester based outfit.
Tuchel has revealed that the then sporting director of PSG, Antero Henrique alerted him about Fernandes, while confirming that the 26-year-old is one of the best players in the world.
"With my first sporting director in Paris, Antero Henrique, a Portuguese sporting director, and he knew [Fernandes] very well. We fought hard to have a connection to him and to bring him to our team. I got made aware of him more in detail, so we watched more and more games about him and followed him and tried to be in touch with him to make it happen," he said to reporters ahead of Chelsea's clash with United.
"Obviously, he decided [to sign for Man Utd] and I was never personally in touch with him, but we tried and he went another way. [It is] bad for us that we have to play against him. The impact he has had since he arrived at Manchester United is indescribable and unbelievable."
United will once again depend on their talisman to lead them on the pitch as they look to get one over Tuchel's current side on Sunday.