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Chelsea ‘want Wesley Fofana as Rudiger agrees Real Madrid transfer’, new owner must stay TEN YEARS

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Thomas Tuchel hailed Chelsea’s ‘patience’ in yesterday’s latest triumph but confirmed Antonio Rudiger’s had run out.

Late sub Christian Pulisic sank West Ham 1-0 – shortly after Jorginho’s terrible miss – to end a three-game losing streak at home.

Hammers defender Craig Dawson saw red when he conceded that dismal spot-kick while fouling another impressive substitute, Romelu Lukaku.

Overall, however, the defiant Hammers were unlucky, having six main men on rest, including Declan Rice.

Blues boss Tuchel said: “They defend with eight to nine players around their box and it’s hard to find spaces to step up.

“The first half was a bit stalled, but I think it was because of a bit of uncertainty with the latest home results. We grew into it, we never lost patience.

And explaining why Chelsea have been cautious, he added: “Now was not the time to take all the risks after our recent results either.”

Meanwhile, Tuchel admitted that Rudiger told him in a ‘private conversation’ that the centre-back would leave this summer.

The Blues cannot offer new contracts as government sanctions against incumbent owner Roman Abramovich have hit hard.

And Manchester United target Rudiger has finally revealed what everyone has been waiting for – that he will be a big name’s first start.

Tuchel said: “We gave it our all – me and the club.

“Without the sanctions, we would at least be able to keep fighting, but our hands are tied.”


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