Rudiger to remain at Chelsea beyond January if Chelsea player leaves

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Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger hasn’t played regularly as he would have wanted this season with Chelsea boss Frank Lampard preferring centre-back pairing of Kurt Zouma and Thiago Silva.

The German international had been tipped to leave Chelsea in January, either on loan or in a permanent move.

However, with Fikayo Tomori close to leaving Chelsea this January, Rudiger could remain at the club beyond the January transfer window.

Rudiger is currently third choice centre-back at Chelsea and while he wants to play more, the 27-year-old may not be allowed to go if Tomori gets a loan move first.

Lampard will be short of options at the back if Tomori and Rudiger are both allowed to leave Chelsea in January.

With Rudiger’s contract expiring in 2022, the German international will push for an exit in the summer if his situation at Chelsea doesn’t change.

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