EPL: Thomas Tuchel ‘disappointed’ as Chelsea plan to sell key player

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Thomas Tuchel
Thomas Tuchel

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel is disappointed by the club’s decision to sell Antonio Rudiger, Daily Express reports.

The Blues’ director Marina Granovskaia is ready to sell Rudiger, who has emerged as one of Tuchel’s most trusted stars in January

The German centre-back – along with Cesar Azpilicueta and Andreas Christensen – have become the pillar of Chelsea’s defence.

All three players are, however, out of contract next summer. But while Azpilicueta and Christensen will soon commit to new deals, there is less certainty over Rudiger.

Rudiger is attracting interest from Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Juventus.

If the 28-year-old does not sign a new deal by June 2022, he will leave the club as a free agent, a situation Chelsea do not want.

There is also a feeling at Stamford Bridge that Rudiger is unwilling to extend his contract.

And if there is no resolution by January 1, Granovskaia will put Rudiger up for sale.

As a result, Chelsea will look to rekindle their efforts to bring in Jules Kounde from Sevilla.

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