Barcelona affirm they’ve held talks with Antonio Rudiger’s agent – however they deny discussing the Chelsea defender after he confirmed his departure on a free switch this summer season
- Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel confirmed Antonio Rudiger will depart the membership
- The German’s contract expires this summer season and he has opted to not renew
- Actual Madrid, Manchester United and Barcelona are all inquisitive about Rudiger
- Barca director of soccer Mateu Alemany confirmed talks along with his agent
Barcelona have held talks with Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger’s agent however deny a free switch transfer was mentioned between the 2 events.
German centre again Rudiger’s contract at Stamford Bridge expires on the finish of the season and Blues boss Thomas Tuchel confirmed on Sunday that the defender will depart in the summertime.
Actual Madrid, Man United and Barcelona are the early reported frontrunners for Rudiger’s signature and Barca director of soccer Mateu Alemany revealed he has spoken with Rudiger’s agent, particularly Saif Rubie, however not in regards to the Chelsea star.
Barcelona have held talks with Antonio Rudiger’s agent however deny a transfer was mentioned (pic left: Barca director of soccer Mateu Alemany)
Alemany advised Spanish outlet Movistar+: ‘We had a gathering along with his agent however we didn’t discuss that state of affairs.
‘Brokers symbolize a couple of participant and that might result in confusion. Additionally, it’s not our customized to speak about contracted gamers so we will’t assist.
‘Now isn’t the time to consider [next season]. We work in all positions and, on the finish of the entire season, we are going to speak to the coach and make choices primarily based in the marketplace.’
Rudiger will depart Chelsea this summer season after failing to agree a brand new contract on the membership
Tuchel, whose aspect beat West Ham on Sunday through a late Christian Pulisic winner, confirmed that Rudiger could be leaving this summer season.
Authorities sanctions left the membership with their ‘arms tied’, with Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus additionally all in talks with the German.
Tuchel insisted Chelsea would ‘discover options’ however conceded that signing one other participant of that calibre could be powerful, even with out sanctions.
Thomas Tuchel insisted Chelsea couldn’t have accomplished any extra to attempt to preserve Rudiger
‘Even then it is going to be extremely troublesome as a result of Toni is an enormous character, an enormous chief and he takes worry away from different folks,’ stated Tuchel.
‘We’ll miss him quite a bit. It is going to be difficult however, regardless of how a lot I like Toni and the way large a task he has performed, there can be life at Chelsea with out Toni Rudiger. We’ll discover options.’
Rudiger, 29, missed Sunday’s victory by damage, with Pulisic’s Ninetieth-minute winner securing all three factors after Jorginho’s late penalty miss.