The England international featured prominently during Frank Lampard’s only full season in charge at Stamford Bridge but rapidly dropped down the pecking order and was sent on loan to Milan, prior to Tuchel’s appointment.
Tomori has made an outstanding impression during the opening few months of his Milan career and drawn praise from club legend Paulo Malidini.
The Italian giants are keen to secure the 23-year-old on a permanent basis but Tomori insists he isn’t looking that far ahead and maintains it is only natural that Tuchel has not yet been in touch.
‘I often talk with my former teammates at Chelsea, who are also great friends. They feel well and are satisfied. I haven’t spoken to Tuchel yet, but he must remain focused on Chelsea as I have to think about Milan,’ he said ahead tomorrow’s Europa League last 16 first leg tie.
Responding to Maldini’s recent praise, meanwhile, he added: ‘It is very nice to hear these things, especially from a legend like Maldini.
‘This gives me a lot of confidence. I want to continue doing what I am doing, playing for the team and for my teammates. We’ll see what happens in the future.
‘Hearing these words from a great defender is undoubtedly beautiful.
‘I still need to adapt to certain things, I was worried about the language barrier, but there are players who speak English and I am trying to learn Italian, even if it’s difficult.
‘I am happy and I want to give the best for this team. I want to raise the level, Italy is different from England, the weather and food are better.’