Antonio Rudiger has instructed Chelsea that he might be leaving the membership when his contract expires on the finish of the season, supervisor Thomas Tuchel mentioned on Sunday.
“He knowledgeable me some days in the past in a private discuss,” Tuchel mentioned of Rudiger.
Chelsea are at present unable to supply new contracts to gamers following sanctions positioned upon the membership’s Russian proprietor, Roman Abramovich, by the British authorities due to the battle in Ukraine. Chelsea at present function below a particular license as they give the impression of being to conclude a sale.
Tuchel mentioned he and Chelsea “gave all the things” to maintain Rudiger.
“However now we enter a scenario the place we couldn’t combat anymore due to the sanctions, and Toni says he’ll go away the membership,” Tuchel mentioned.
“(With out the sanctions) we’d a minimum of have had the prospect to maintain on preventing, however our arms are tied … We don’t take it personally.”
Tuchel mentioned Chelsea will miss the Germany worldwide, who has been a mainstay within the workforce.
“He provides braveness within the dressing room,” Tuchel mentioned. “The sort everyone seems to be afraid of, however the form to play 50-55 video games at an excellent stage.
“He’s a high defender within the final one-and-a-half years for me. We then want to search out one other answer.”