Antonio Rudiger reportedly refused to play against Spurs in bid to leave Chelsea

Antonio Rudiger reportedly refused to play against Spurs in bid to leave Chelsea

- Antonio Rudiger may be leaving Premier League side Chelsea this summer

- The German refused to play against Tottenham in bid for him to leave the Blues

- Spurs and Paris-Saint-Germain are interested in the signing of Rudiger

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Antonio Rudiger reportedly refused to play for Chelsea in their Carabao Cup defeat against fellow Premier League side Tottenham in bid to leave Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea forced Jose Mourinho and his wards to 1-1 draw in full time before losing 5-4 on penalties which was a bad result for Frank Lampard.

In the 18-man squad that Frank Lampard presented against Jose Mourinho's team, Antonio Rudiger was not listed in a match which he was expected to play.

According to the report on Daily Star UK citing Teamtalk, Antonio Rudiger was said to have made it clear to Chelsea chiefs that he was not interested in playing against Spurs.

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So far this season in the Premier League, Antonio Rudiger has not played any match for the Blues and the likes of Paris-Saint-Germain and Tottenham are interested in him.

The arrival of Thiago Silva from Paris-Saint-Germain was the genesis of Antonio Rudiger's issues at Stamford Bridge and he has until October 5 for him to sort his future out.

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has been quizzed over the player's future recently but remains tight-lipped over any imminent exits.

The Blues are currently occupying ninth position on the Premier League table and they will face Crystal Palace in their next Premier League tie.

Rudiger joined Chelsea from Roma in July 2017 and payed his first game for the Blues in their 4-1 Community Shield defeat against Arsenal.

Antonio Rudiger reportedly refused to play against Spurs in bid to leave Chelsea

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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Barcelona reportedly jumped in the chase to land out-of-favour Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger before the transfer window closes next month.

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The German star has fallen down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge with Frank Lampard preferring the partnership between Kurt Zouma and Andrea Christensen in the central defence.

Both defenders have featured in the Blues' first two Premier League games since the start of the new season.

The 42-year-old also tested the pair of Fikayo Tomori and Thiago Silva in their Carabao Cup win over Barnsley on Wednesday, September 23.

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