Rudiger is linked to a possible departure amid his contract extension stall with sources already suggesting Blues are in search of a replacement
It’s known that Rudiger wants a pay rise far above what Chelsea are offering to keep him.
Since Tuchel’s arrival, Rudiger returned to the squad to become a top influencer in the squad with his contributions on and off the pitch.
Chelsea knows how much of an influence Rudiger is to the current squad and are eager to keep him in the squad.
Although several attempts are in process to price him off the claws of the West Londonders by Real Madrid.
According to several sources, Real Madrid have indicated keen interest to pursue after the German when the market opens this January.
But it’s unlikely Chelsea will give in on the deal following Tuchel’s comments during the press conference today.
“We know that,” Thomas Tuchel said of Rudiger’s uncertain future at the club.
“It’s pretty clear what we want. It’s not like this in football, what the coach and club wants.
“You have to accept sometimes, it can arrive and you can end up in situations where the things are in delay and take their time.
“I’m very sure that Toni feels how respected and what kind of important role he plays. He’s up for the toughest challenge, Premier League football, to win titles so he’s a big part of a big club.
“I’m very sure he’s aware of it. I’m calm because I feel Toni and the situation calm, and from here we go. I’m happy he plays like he plays. We need him on this kind of level.”