Chelsea face uphill battle in Marcelo Brozovic transfer pursuit as Carabao Cup rules change

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Your football.london Chelsea morning headlines on Friday, October 15.

Complicated Marcelo Brozovic situation

Marcelo Brozović is in his final year of contract at Inter Milan and has caught the attention of Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain, as per Sport Witness.

Tuttosport now claim the Serie A winners’ intention is to secure the Croatia international’s long-term future ‘as soon as possible’, in order to stop him from leaving the club as a free agent.

Thomas Tuchel’s side continue to monitor the situation and should they find out talks between Brozović’s camp and Inter aren’t progressing well, they are ‘ready to sniff out the deal’.

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In order to convince the San Siro star, the west London club are ready to offer him a ‘hefty’ package.

These Chelsea links could be seen as agent tactics to help in contract negotiations with Internazionale, however.

Antonio Rudiger transfer decision

Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger has reportedly opened shock and surprise Real Madrid talks as Los Blancos plot a free transfer swoop for the Blues star.

Rudiger, 28, is set to see his current deal expire at the end of the season and despite recent optimism surrounding his future, it seems the European Champions are no closer to securing his long-term future in west London.

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This is because Spanish outlet Marca have reported that Carlo Ancelotti’s side are set to open talks with the ex-Roma man over a move to the Santiago Bernabeu with AS saying the same regarding the situation.



Antonio Rudiger in action for Germany
Antonio Rudiger in action for Germany

Is Rudiger playing the contract negotiation game or is there room to start worrying now as a Chelsea fan that these negotiations aren’t going to plan so far?

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Carabao Cup rule change that could benefit Chelsea

Pep Guardiola and Man City are set to hand Arsenal, Chelsea and Spurs a big advantage compared to the so-called smaller sides in the next round of the Carabao Cup as the five substitution rule is set to be re-implemented in Round four.

All of Southampton, Leeds and Burnley are set to suffer minor setbacks already before the London trio takes on the aforementioned teams respectively in the Round of 16 stage with their bloated squads.

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During project restart, the five substitutes rule was welcomed by all due to the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on all squads but now that we are returning to a sense of normality, some teams wanted it gone permanently.

Except for Guardiola and City who have been pushing this idea through with limited chance of it turning out to be a successful one.

However, as the Daily Mail has revealed, City have now managed to garner support from 13 of the 16 clubs who are still in the tournament

Read more here.

Source by Football London

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