Thomas Tuchel denies claims he will quit Chelsea this summer amid transfer ban and will give ‘all my heart’ for the club

THOMAS TUCHEL ended speculation that he plans to leave Chelsea by committing his future to the club.

There have been rumours swirling that Tuchel could quit the Blues due to the club's crippling sanctions.

Restrictions imposed on outgoing Blues owner Roman Abramovich has affected the club's business plans off the pitch.

The most crippling of those sanctions include a transfer ban that means Chelsea cannot buy any players while Abramovich rules the roost.

And it was reported by The Times that the sanctions had made Tuchel's position untenable.

But Tuchel has come out to quell the rumours in a huge boost to the West Londoners.

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Speaking to Football London, via Fabrizio Romano, Tuchel said: "From pre-season next season we will give our very best and I will be fully involved with all my heart and my knowledge.”

He also added in a report by The Times: "Next season life will go on if we like it or not, if we are happy about it or not."

But the German did concede that the transfer restrictions will impact his summer business.

The Blues are facing a small exodus with defenders Antonio Rüdiger and Andreas Christensen preparing to leave on free transfers.

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Rudiger's reportedly agreed terms with Real Madrid and Christensen looks set for a switch to Barcelona.

Tuchel's attack could also be decimated if unsettled strike pair Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner head to the exit.

Lukaku's intent on returning to Inter Milan, and Werner also wants out, reports claim.

And replacing the quartet could prove difficult Tuchel admitted.

He said, reported by the Times: "You’re never fully sure but we would have some targets and we would have, for sure, contacted some players and found out about their situations.

“Now our hands are tied, we can still have the talks inside the building but we cannot act.

“The situation is not ideal. It would be challenging enough with a stable situation. We don’t have that, so everybody is doing it, [as far as] I know, for the first time."

But there could be light at the end of the tunnel when Chelsea's new owners are picked this week.

The final three bidders compiled of Sir Martin Broughton, Todd Boehly and Steven Pagluica's consortiums were invited to Stamford Bridge to make their final pitches as the deadline looms.

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