Antonio Rudiger rejected offers to leave Chelsea over the summer

    Main defender Antonio Rudiger states that he rejected “one or two options” to leave Chelsea during the summer transfer window.

    Antonio Rudiger has exposed that he rejected “one or two options” to leave Chelsea during the recent transfer window.

    The main defender is apparently not in Frank Lampard‘s first-team plans at Stamford Bridge this season and was highly linked with a move far from the Blues over the summer.

    Germany boss Joachim Low recently claimed that the 27-year-old “tried everything” in an effort to leave Chelsea in the latter phases of the market.

    Nevertheless, Rudiger has stated that he was “not prepared to pack it all in” and has pledged to defend his spot in spite of slipping down the pecking order under Lampard.

    “The club didn’t tell me that it was absolutely necessary for me to find a new club and that they definitely didn’t have me in their plans for the next few months,” Rudiger informed The Athletic.

    “I also turned down one or two options myself. I wasn’t prepared to pack it all in simply because I had been left out a few times. I enjoy living in London and like being at Chelsea.”

    Tottenham Hotspur, Air Conditioning Milan and Roma were all credited with an interest in the defender.


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