If Chelsea ignores Thomas Tuchel’s demand, four teams are interested in signing Antonio Rudiger.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has pushed the club to reach an agreement on Antonio Rudiger’s future.
Chelsea may find themselves at odds with Thomas Tuchel over the future of defender Antonio Rudiger, with the German manager encouraging the club to sign the former AS Roma star.
After being on the fringe at Stamford Bridge under Frank Lampard, Rudiger has developed into a significant player under Tuchel.
However, the 28-year-contract old’s with the Blues is coming to an end in the next 12 months, and talks appear to have stopped in recent weeks.
His recent form has a slew of European heavyweights on high alert for a free transfer next summer, with Bayern Munich, PSG, and Real Madrid all keeping tabs on the issue. Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea’s Premier League opponents, are also fans.
Due to the failure to reach an agreement, Tuchel has reportedly intervened, encouraging the Stamford Bridge hierarchy to reach an agreement on Rudiger’s future.
Chelsea could face the wrath of their boss if they fail to do so, as he has a history of feuding with his employers.
Tuchel’s stint at Borussia Dortmund came to an end abruptly due to a series of transfer conflicts, and it was believed at the time that the German was at odds with Dortmund CEO Hans Joachim-Watzke when he left.
His connection with the upper management of his previous club, Mainz, was also shattered.
That doesn’t bode well for the Blues if they don’t comply with his requests over Rudiger.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has proven to be similarly brutal in the past, and a hypothetical clash between the two is unlikely to end well for anyone.
Cesar Azpilicueta, a Blues defender, has already hinted that the players have felt Tuchel’s anger following his comments during the 3-0 win against Tottenham.
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“He [Tuchel] wasn’t satisfied, and we weren’t delighted with our performance,” Chelsea captain Jose Mourinho said after the game to Sky Sports. “We were able to get around the box, but we didn’t shoot on target, and they produced a couple chances where we could have conceded.” Tuchel has confessed in the “Brinkwire Summary News” that he can be emotional.