Tuchel: Rudiger will leave Chelsea at the end of the season

LONDON: German coach Thomas Tuchel confirmed today Sunday that German defender Antonio Rudiger will leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season, after declining the offer he received to renew his contract. “He Wants to leave the clubhe told me about it in a private conversation, “Tuchel told Sky Sports after his 1-0 win over West Ham United on Sunday.” It’s frustrating . we will miss him very much, “he added. Rudiger, 29, was reported to have received a ‘offering record from Chelsea to renew his contract. Tuchel confirmed that the player’s contract renewal became more difficult after the UK government sanctions on club owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, after the Russian military invasion of Ukraine. “We gave everything, me and the clubbut we cannot fight more because of the procedures “, the German coach observed. Tuchel concluded by saying:” If it had not been for the penalties, we would have at least been in able to continue the fight, but our hands are tied. “Chelsea are barred from entering into new contracts and are also facing great difficulties in renewing the contracts of their current players. Rudiger is reported to be getting the attention of Real Madrid, Barcelona , Spain, Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and Bayern Munich. (Dpa)