PSG and Barcelona to Battle for Chelsea Outcast Antonio Rudiger

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Antonio Rudiger has caught the eyes of big clubs like FC Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain, is likely to leave in the upcoming January transfer window.

The 27-year-old Chelsea centre-back had been rock solid in the defence but given lack of playing time this season.

However, he could be leaving the Premier League giants along with Fikayo Tomori or with fellow German Shkodran Mustafi.

Rudiger could strengthen defence at PSG:

As per Le Parisien, PSG are reportedly interested in signing Antonio Rudiger.

However, recently sacked Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel was keen on bringing the defender to Le Parc des Princes. But now it will be interesting to see how this transfer process.

The French champions have only Presnel Kimpembe and Marquinhos among the quality defenders. However, the departure of Thiago Silva to Chelsea has been a big blow for the Parisians.

Lack of quality playing Time for Rudiger at Chelsea

Rudiger has just played one match in the Premier League this season. Manager Frank Lampard has now a preferred centre-back pair of Kurt Zouma and ex-PSG legend Thiago Silva at Stamford Bridge.

But, he has provided Chelsea four clean sheets out of five matches he played for the Blues this season.

In the match against Newcastle United, Lampard spoke about his five centre backs in the squad.

“I talked before the game about having five centre backs a lot of managers would say I’d love five centre backs but it brings difficulties because you can only pick two if you are playing a back four.”

“They have to have good attitude through the week, good attitude in how they prepare and I’ve got confidence in Toni.”

– Frank Lampard

Anyways, the Chelsea boss looks happy with his options and would not be looking for selling them to other clubs.

Barcelona, Roma, Juventus, AC Milan and Spurs also join the race:

FC Barcelona are also wondering about signing Rudiger according to Mundo Deportivo. The other options include Eric Garcia and Shkodran Mustafi.

Although he might face competition from Clement Lenglet and Ronald Araujo for the first team.

Serie A heavyweights AS Roma, AC Milan and Juventus also have joined the race to sign him in the transfer window commencing on January 1.

The German defender is also under the radar of London rivals, Tottenham Hotspur.

The New Year celebrations begin with the transfer window as many teams would like to improve their defence for the next half of the season.

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