Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel sends warning to Manchester United after signing Raheem Sterling

Thomas Tuchel Raheem Sterling
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Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has warned Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag and the rest of the Premier League that he’s taking the new season seriously.

Chelsea have signed England international Raheem Sterling from champions Manchester City and are close to signing Senegal international Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli.

According to Thomas Tuchel, the signing of Sterling from Manchester City shows the ambition of Chelsea ahead of the new season. Tuchel also claims the signing of Sterling shows Chelsea are ready to win and compete next season.

“The stakes are high and we’re competing not only against the best teams who have ever played in the Premier League but also the best coaches,” said Thomas Tuchel.

“We come from sanctions, we come from losing top-quality players, key players, we are a club in transition, in transition of ownership, we were behind in the transfer race and we were behind in the table. So we have things to improve.

“The signing of Raheem shows what we’re capable of doing, it shows the ambition of the club and the ownership and it’s good because we’re all here to win and compete.

“We love to compete and we love the challenge at the very top. For that we need signings of new quality players or otherwise there’s no chance.”