Tuchel has confirmed Rudiger’s future in a press conference after the West Ham match
Thomas Tuchel is set to lose out on Rudiger after it was made known that the German will be leaving this summer.
Rudiger who is currently injured missed out action against West Ham United today with Chelsea producing a last minute victory.
Christian Pulisic saved the Blues with a sensational finish after Jorginho failed to convert a late penalty.
While Chelsea celebrated the late time victory, Rudiger was pictured sitting alongside some his teammates.
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The German is linked to an exit move after failing to reach agreement with he Blues on his contract renewal.
After the game, Tuchel was quizzed on the news surrounding Rudiger; “Toni, the media is on it,” Tuchel said.
“The situation is that he wants to leave the club. He informed me of this is in a private talk.
“We gave everything – me and the club – but we could not fight anymore because of the actions. Without the sanctions we would at least be able to carry on fighting, but out hands are tied. We don’t take it personally. It is his decision.
“He is a key figure & will stay that way until the end of the season. But it is disappointing. We’ll miss him a lot. He gives courage in the dressing room. The kind everyone is afraid of, but the kind to play 50-55 games at an outstanding level.
“He is a top defender in the last one and a half years for me. We then need to find another solution.”