Chelsea have received a huge transfer boost after Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele named Thomas Tuchel as his favourite coach.
Speaking to BeIn Sports, the French winger said: “Thomas Tuchel is my favourite coach.
“Under him I played more on the right side before I was moved to ten or in the middle.
“If he had stayed, it would have been very difficult to leave Dortmund. I would probably not have done it.”
The 23-cap France international has confirmed he is yet to start discussing a new contract with Barcelona.
His current deal expires next summer.
The jet-heeled Frenchman said: “My future? I still have a year of contract left. There hasn’t been a discussion with the club yet, I’m happy, and I feel good.
“Then there is the new president who has arrived and whom I do not know too well, but he is very close to the players. We’ll see how it goes.”
Reports in Spain suggest the 23-year-old will stay at the Nou Camp, although it may be some time before an extension is agreed if negotiations are yet to begin.