Antonio Rüdiger is one of several Chelsea players still waiting in the final hours of the transfer window to find out just where exactly he will be playing this season.
We know that it probably won’t be Chelsea, after the 27-year-old dropped to fifth-choice on the center back list for Lampard over the summer, and has yet to feature this season. But beyond that, it all seems up in the air.
Well, maybe not all. West Ham United are out after making an inquiry and getting rejected, as reported by the Guardian.
Rüdiger has two years left on his contract, which does complicate things a little bit. Chelsea are apparently looking for a loan, but would want him to sign an extension first to protect his value. That’s one of things potentially holding up moves to other reportedly interested parties like PSG, AC Milan, or Spurs — though the latter may be out as well.
Been told Roma are unlikely to pursue their interest in Rudiger loan from #CFC, even if they fail to sign Chris Smalling. Rudiger wants #THFC but difficult to do as explained below. And in general, sounds like 50-50 whether he stays or goes at this point. https://t.co/qytvYcgxZl— Simon Johnson (@SJohnsonSport) October 5, 2020