Thomas Tuchel says Chelsea “gave everything” to maintain maintain of Antonio Rudiger earlier than the membership have been restricted by Roman Abramovich’s UK sanctions.
Rudiger is out of contract on the finish of the season and is reportedly near becoming a member of Spanish giants Real Madrid on a free switch.
The Blues supplied the German centre-half a deal to change into the membership’s highest-paid defender of their historical past.
However, proprietor Roman Abramovich was sanctioned by the UK authorities – per week after placing the membership up on the market – on account of his alleged ties with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Chelsea have been allowed to proceed working below a particular license, nonetheless, no present gamers are allowed to resume their contract with the membership, placing Rudiger’s future into an enormous quantity of doubt.
Tuchel has confirmed that the 29-year-old will depart on the finish of the season following days of studies suggesting that that is the case.
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The German head coach says that Chelsea and himself “gave everything” and will not ‘fight’ to resume the defender’s contract as a result of sanctions.
“Toni, the situation is that he wants to leave the club. He informed me of this in a private talk,” Tuchel informed Sky Sports.
“We gave every little thing – me and the membership – however we couldn’t combat anymore due to the actions. Without the sanctions we might no less than be capable to stick with it combating, however our arms are tied. We don’t take it personally. It is his determination.
“He is a key determine and can keep that approach till the tip of the season. But it’s disappointing. We will miss him loads. He offers braveness within the dressing room.
“The type everyone seems to be afraid of, however the type to play 50-55 video games at an excellent degree. He is a high defender within the final one and a half years for me.
“We then need to find another solution.”
Despite curiosity from Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United and Bayern Munich, a transfer to the Santiago Bernabeu seems imminent.