Thomas Tuchel ‘not’ distracted as Romelu Lukaku’s agent plans talks with new Chelsea owner

As well as preparing for the FA Cup final, Thomas Tuchel was forced to answer questions about Romelu Lukaku after his agent called for talks with Chelsea’s prospective new owner Todd Boehly.

With the Blues failing to mount a serious title challenge, this weekend's FA Cup final provides Chelsea with their last opportunity to end the season with domestic silverware. 

However, preparations for Saturday's showdown against Liverpool have been overshadowed by the latest off-field story involving star forward Romelu Lukaku.

The Belgium international's agent Federico Pastorello recently told Italian media he hopes to speak with Chelsea's new owner Todd Boehly once the takeover is complete.

Lukaku has appeared unsettled at Stamford Bridge since his shock interview with Sky Italia, where he admitted he was unhappy in London.

The forward has since apologised for his comments and has become the team's top scorer this season with 15 goals across all competitions.

Tuchel, when asked about the situation, remained calm and admitted he wasn't distracted by the news.

Romelu Lukaku of Chelsea celebrates with Antonio Rudiger

The German said: "If he plans to talk with the owner maybe it's not his plan to talk with me, so fair enough.

"Let's see if he gets a meeting and he can get to talk, that's his right.

"We will talk to anybody, to any party and we will evaluate any situation of any player, including Romelu's. And then we will see what happens and what pans out.

"I just was aware of it five, 10 minutes ago actually. That's what it is sometimes in football, the attention is so high that sometimes it attracts situations that you don't want to have before big matches. But that's the way it is.

"For me it's not a distraction and hopefully for everybody who works for the team, and the player himself also."

Thomas Tuchel - Chelsea are suffering

Tuchel will have to decide between Lukaku and Kai Havertz for the starting position against Liverpool. 

When asked about the possibility of both men starting up front, the Chelsea boss questioned their level of chemistry. 

He said: "I can also play both although they lack a bit of a feeling of a perfect fit together.

"So its' very likely that it's one of the two, but we will not give the line-up today.

"But listen, Romelu played lately and scored lately and did everything to stay on the pitch. So it will be our final call tomorrow morning."

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