Chelsea news: Thomas Tuchel offers update on Antonio Rudiger amid Real Madrid transfer links


Here is your Chelsea morning digest for Thursday, April 28.

Antonio Rudiger latest update

Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger looks set to leave the club for Real Madrid this summer with boss Thomas Tuchel described the situation as not one “anybody likes” during his press conference ahead of the Premier League clash against Manchester United.

The 29-year-old has been tirelessly linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge with it now more apparent than ever that the German international’s time in the Premier League is coming to an end, with Real Madrid strongly linked.

“I don’t think that anybody likes it because Toni has been a huge factor in our one and half seasons together. He gives everybody confidence in the dressing room, he is a unique character, he is an aggressive leader, he is available over 100% of the matches, like 90% of the matches he is simply available, and he plays on an outstanding level and gives you confidence if you play next to him or around him.”

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You can read everything Tuchel had to say here.

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Lukaku failures explained

Chelsea forward Romelu Lukaku faces a summer of uncertainty given his underwhelming return to the Premier League this season. The 28-year-old has found the net just 12 times in total for the Blues, of which only five have come in the league.

Lukaku re-joined Chelsea for a fee of around £97.5million last summer and has courted controversy during his time at Stamford Bridge with an eye-opening interview with back in January during which he admitted he was ‘not happy’ at the club.

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Full story here.

AC Milan set to cut loses on Bakayoko

Given his failings thus far in West London, Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko looks set to return to the club later this year, earlier than first anticipated.

Initially set for a two-year loan with the Rossoneri, the 27-year-old has failed to impress and looks likely to cut short his time in the Italian capital.

Making just 17 appearances and not one since the turn of the year, the former Monaco has endured another tough spell away from the club.

Full story here.

Source by Football London

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