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new era Chelsea set to hand Thomas Tuchel a DOUBLE boost after stunning Champions League triumph

New contract in the pipeline for Tuchel after glory in Portugal

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Thomas Tuchel celebrates with the Champions League trophy. (Photo by Susan Vera - Pool/Getty Images)

Thomas Tuchel celebrates with the Champions League trophy. (Photo by Susan Vera - Pool/Getty Images)

Thomas Tuchel celebrates with the Champions League trophy. (Photo by Susan Vera - Pool/Getty Images)

Thomas Tuchel is set to be handed a huge DOUBLE boost after guiding Chelsea to a stunning Champions League triumph with victory against Manchester City in a thrilling final.

Kai Havertz's winning goal secured a second Champions League triumph for Chelsea and now the club will hand the German a bumper new contract to secure his future at the club.

Tuchel was only given an 18-month contract when he took over from Frank Lampard in January, yet talks over a new deal were already planned before he led Chelsea to Champions League glory.

While the Stamford Bridge club have a track record of hiring and firing managers in quick succession, Tuchel will now be handed a long-term contract by Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich to continue the work he he started in such sparkling fashion.

The German tactician's primary objective when he was hired by Chelsea was to secure a top four finish in the Premier League, but he has now added the ultimate cherry on top of his cake by winning the Champions League.

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Thomas Tuchel meets Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich in person for the first time. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Thomas Tuchel meets Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich in person for the first time. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Thomas Tuchel meets Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich in person for the first time. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

"I'm not even 100 per cent sure but maybe I am ready to have a new contract with that win," said a jubilant Tuchel in his post match press conference after the Champions League final win. "My manager said something about that but I don't know so lets see.

"I spoke to Roman on the pitch, it was maybe the best moment to do it but now it can only get worse!

"Now is the time to celebrate for some days to enjoy and to let it sink in, absolutory. Of course, this is the time now to think about and reflect and then we think about what happens next.

"We will speak tomorrow, we will speak later. I am looking forward to this. I can assure him that I will stay hungry. That I want the next title. That I feel absolutely happy as a part of a really ambitious club, a strong group that suits my beliefs, my passion about football in the moment perfectly, so my desire is to go for more victories.

"My desire is to grow as a coach and my desire is to push the group from the first day of the next season. This is what I am all about so it would be nice to meet him a bit closer. We are in contact, but not personally. We are in constant contact and he knows what’s going on from me indirectly and now it is nice to meet him."

Tuchel is also set to be backed with a huge transfer kitty by Abrmaovich, with sundayworld.com revealing Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku is a top transfer target.

After Timo Werner fluffed his lines again in the central striking role in the Champions League final as his lack of cutting edge in front of goal was highlighted, Chelsea are expected to make a move for Lukaku imminently.

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Inter Milan's Romelu Lukaku

Inter Milan's Romelu Lukaku

Inter Milan's Romelu Lukaku

Yet they are are likely to be greeted with resistance to the move from Inter, with sources in Italy suggesting the newly crowned Serie A champions are determined to hang on to their star striker despite their need to raise money to fund the clubs rising debts.

"If Lukaku is available for the right price, I think Chelsea would take him," Cole told sundayworld.com an a BT Sport event.

"He's one of the top strikers out there. For me, there is space for Lukaku and Werner at Chelsea because they both offer different things. You want quality players in and around the box because if chances come their way, they will take them."

Lukaku has yet to make any comment on his future with Inter, but he made it clear that he was disappointed by Antonio Conte's decision to quit as the club's head coach after he refused to comply with the plan to sell players to raise finance.

With Tuchel proving he can take Chelsea to the promised land and beyond, Lukaku might well fell the time is right to return to the club he initially signed for as a teenager a decade ago.

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