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Tuchel rules out January signings

2017-01-13 15:46
Gedion Zelalem.(Getty Images)

Berlin - Borussia Dortmund head coach Thomas Tuchel has ruled out the possibility of bringing in any new players in January, amidst rumours of an imminent bid for Arsenal youngster Gedion Zelalem.

Zelalem, whose contract with the Gunners expires at the end of the current campaign, has been linked with a move to BVB after failing to break into the first-team reckoning at the Emirates.

Born in Berlin, Zelalem represented Germany at various youth levels before switching his allegiance to the United States in 2015.

When asked if Dortmund would look to add the 19-year-old Zelalem to their squad in the mid-season transfer window, Tuchel told ESPN FC: "Right now? No. Not as far as I'm concerned.

"I don't think that we add somebody [in January]."

He continued: "We had a lot of new players and it all takes time [to settle]. Even the German guys, who have a lot of experience, you have to admit that it took its time for them [to settle]. Every change in a club takes time.

"Right now, the group is growing together. We had to change a lot because we had too many injuries.

"We wish for more players to be healthy, more players on the pitch who can play week after week, they need those minutes.

"Right now, we don't want to add somebody."

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