Chelsea didn’t even compete for Gabriel Jesus this summer.
The Brazilian forward joined Arsenal in a £45m deal from Manchester City.
The Blues are in dire need of a lethal force upfront and have missed out on a solid deal to Arsenal.
Former club defender Glen Johnson is baffled why Tuchel didn’t go for the 25-year-old forward.
He said: “A striker that’s already performed within the Premier League is always better than a striker brought in from a different league. They’ve already established what they’re capable of.
“With Gabriel Jesus, I think Chelsea should have bit Manchester City’s arm off to try and get him to be honest. Actually, I’m surprised that City even let him go. And I’m certainly surprised that he’s ended up at Arsenal.
“Again, no offence to Arsenal, but I’m pretty certain that, if Chelsea had wanted him, he would have gone to Chelsea. It’s bizarre how he left and it’s bizarre where he’s landed. For me, Jesus is a top player and, though he’s still young, he’s already done it for a top team in a top league, so why wouldn’t you want him?”