Chelsea icon blames new Chelsea owners for the loss of Antonio Rudiger

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No Chelsea fan will be pleased to see Antonio Rudiger depart the club at the end of the season.

With Chelsea banned from negotiating with players, Rudiger felt he had no opinion than to discuss terms with another club.

However, Chelsea icon Paul Canoville has as well blamed the incoming owners.

Consortiums headed by Todd Boehly, Sir Martin Broughton and Stephen Pagliuca are the three bidders left in the quest to buy Chelsea.

Paul Canoville however believes they should have stepped in and made a huge secret offer to Rudiger in order to keep him.

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“It’s obvious Thomas Tuchel wants you to stay, @Tonirudiger. The fans want you to stay.

“Most importantly, YOU want to stay.

“Why haven’t all perspective owners given Marina [Granovskaia] the green light to whisper in your ear it’s a done deal.

“Why the stupidity running the clock down?”

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