PSG boss issues transfer statement with Chelsea duo Antonio Rudiger and Tiemoue Bakayoko linked


Paris Saint-German boss Thomas Tuchel has remained coy on transfer interest in Chelsea duo Antonio Rudiger and Tiemoue Bakayoko.

Frank Lampard has spent big this summer, splashing more than £200million as they aim to close the gap on Liverpool and Manchester City in the Premier League.

Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, Hakim Ziyech, Malang Sarr, Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva and Edouard Mendy have all arrived and Lampard will be looking to get some names off the books before the window closes.

Two men who have been linked with departures from Stamford Bridge are Rudiger and Bakayoko.

Bakayoko has not lived up to his billing since a £40m move from Monaco in 2017, and has spent the last two seasons out on loan with AC Milan and back with Monaco.

Rudiger was a regular fixture in Lampard’s side last season, making 26 appearances in all competitions, but is yet to feature for the Blues this term.

The Chelsea boss was asked about the future of Rudiger and Jorginho in his pre-West Bromwich Albion press conference, but kept his cards close to his chest.

“I don’t expect anything in the window, because they are our players and that’s a fact,” said Lampard.

“There are lots of rumours about those players and others too, so every player would always be a case-by-case situation, and one that would be a happy solution for the player, for myself and the club.

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“Yes we have a big squad, we know that, but at the moment the players remain ours and we’ll see how things go as the time goes on.”

PSG boss Tuchel also didn’t confirm interest in Rudiger & Bakayoko but did say, as reported by Goal: “The club knows my opinion. He knows my analysis and that of my staff. I am waiting. The transfer window is not over. The situation is not easy, but we still have a little bit of time.”





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