It doesn’t matter how much Chelsea offer him. Chelsea player expected to leave Stamford Bridge

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According to transfer expert Alex Crook, Chelsea centre-back Antonio Rudiger has made the decision to leave the club at the end of the season.

Rudiger will reportedly not to change his stance on leaving Chelsea for Real Madrid when his contract expires at the end of the season irrespective of the offer he receives from Chelsea.

Speaking on talkSPORT radio, Crook said: “We know Antonio Rudiger’s advisors have been in talks with the likes of Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain.

“I was told several weeks ago that it didn’t matter how much money Chelsea threw at him, his heart was set on a move to Real Madrid.

“We’ve seen numerous high profile examples — maybe Cristiano Ronaldo the highest of them all — of when a big club like Real Madrid come in for you it’s very difficult to keep them out of their clutches.”

Meanwhile, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has joked that taking Antonio Rudiger out for a cozy coffee could in fact persuade him to leave Chelsea.

When asked whether he was working on wooing Rudiger to sign a new contract, Tuchel responded: “I don’t know if taking him for coffee will help… maybe it would push him out!

“He needs to feel it by minutes and by actions. I don’t feel he needs a lot of words and pampering and coffee talks and invitations to dinner, and whatever.

“He is a top professional. This is what he proves and he is very important.

“It is a no problem situation for me,’ said Tuchel as he praised the Germany international defender for his performance against Tottenham in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday.

“Also for Toni, he can still deliver. He played a fantastic match in a back-four and so he’s super reliable.”

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