Thomas Tuchel admits Chelsea face a difficult transfer window this summer.
The Blues have been impacted by significant sanctions on current owner Roman Abramovich.
Despite the club currently going through a sale process, transfer activity is expected to be limited with so much uncertainty.
“You’re never fully sure but we would have some targets and we would have for sure contacted some players and found out about their situations. Of course,” the manager told reporters on Wednesday.
“Now our hands are tied, we can still have the talks inside the building but we cannot act.
“The situation is not ideal. This is the situation. It would be challenging enough with a stable situation. We don’t have that – so everybody is doing it, at least I know, for the first time.
“And we try to show our commitment, our passion for it and this is maybe for me very important to give this message: I’m committed, I’m looking forward to it and I’m passionate about it.
“And as soon as we can act we will try to act and turn things around and make it from a disadvantage maybe an advantage. However, I don’t have the solution right now but we will try to stay positive about it.”