Thomas Tuchel ‘keen to sign new Chelsea deal’ as boss awaits lucrative bonuses

Thomas Tuchel will reportedly be offered a new contract by Chelsea at the end of the season after transforming the club's fortunes over the past four months.

Tuchel arrived at Stamford Bridge in January following the sacking of Frank Lampard, who fell victim to the axe amid a run of five defeats in eight Premier League matches.

His replacement has proved an inspired appointment in west London, steering the Blues back into the top four and reaching the Champions League and FA Cup finals.

And according to the Daily Mail, Chelsea officials are planning to offer Tuchel a new two-year contract with the option of a third.

The German is keen to put pen to paper on an extension after only being afforded an 18-month deal when he replaced Lampard at the end of January, which he initially had reservations about.

There are clauses in that contract which entitle him to an extension, but it is believed the club want to tie him down to it regardless at the end of the current campaign.

The new package will also bring him an increase on his current £7million salary.

Tuchel will also be in line for major bonuses if Chelsea win the Champions League and finish in the top four, although the payout for beating Leicester in this Saturday's FA Cup final is not as fruitful.

His side will meet Manchester City in an all-English European showpiece on May 29, while a victory over Arsenal in the Premier League on Wednesday night will all but cement their place in the top four.

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  • All has been plain sailing for Tuchel at Chelsea so far, but the former Borussia Dortmund and Paris St-Germain gaffer is wary about falling out with club chiefs over transfer negotiations this summer.

    He said on Tuesday: “Transfer periods can be real mood-breakers between moods and clubs and I don’t want to have this ever again.

    "The circumstances [of taking charge mid-season] had something of a simplicity.

    “It was very tough to leave my family for this period of time but it meant a huge simplicity to my life here as a coach. It’s been only, only about coaching this team.

    "No second thoughts about bringing someone in or letting someone go, it was crystal clear to step in and do what is needed and do what we do best: coaching."

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