Tuchel likely wants to keep Jorginho around and recently poured praise on the Italy international.
“I think Jorgi is a very strategic player. He can play in advance, knows what to do in ball possession, can imagine what is going to happen in one or two passes ahead,” Tuchel explained to reporters.
“He knows where to help out in short distances and long distances when to switch the play, when not to switch the play. He has a good sense of rhythm.
“He is very well organised in his game, he organises all the environment around him, which helps him then, when everything is organised, and then he can show his true abilities in controlling the rhythm of a game.”
But if Chelsea do lose him, Kessie could come in alongside Kante to give Chelsea a new-look – and yet still superb – midfield pairing.