"Fair enough if he listens to other offers" - Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel comments on Barcelona target's future at the club


Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has revealed that he won't hold it against Antonio Rudiger if the Blues defender considers a move to Barcelona. Speaking at the press conference ahead of Chelsea's game against Brentford this weekend, Tuchel said

"The situation is the situation. Our hands are tied. We can't speak to him or offer him. We can't negotiate with his agent so fair enough if he listens to other offers. But I'm still confident."

Another Blues player, Andreas Christensen, has reportedly agreed on a move to Camp Nou already, with less than six months on his current contract. It is becoming increasingly likely that Antonio Rudiger will join his teammate in Spain.

Chelsea, the reigning European champions, have had a decent season so far and currently sit in third place on the EPL table. However, they have had their assets frozen following sanctions against club owner Roman Abramovich.

These sanctions have seen the Blues unable to extend Antonio Rudiger’s contract. They could lose the player for free in the summer unless the club is sold before he leaves.

Barcelona, on the other hand, have begun to rebuild their team under Xavi Hernandez's guidance. The club legend took charge of the team following Ronald Koeman's sacking. Despite financial difficulties, Barca have reorganized brilliantly and consider Rudiger a good addition to their team.

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