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Chelsea Trio Want To Leave Club This Summer As Thomas Tuchel Makes Transfer Demand

Nick Emms

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Chelsea Trio Want To Leave Club This Summer As Thomas Tuchel Makes Transfer Demand

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Chelsea trio Cesar Azpilicueta, Marcos Alonso and Timo Werner all want to leave the club this summer, according to reports.

The Blues have already seen Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen and Romelu Lukaku depart this summer.

The first two were on free transfers at the end of their contracts, while club-record signing Lukaku re-joined Inter Milan on loan after a failed return to Chelsea, scoring 15 times across last season.

Spanish duo Alonso and Azpilicueta, who both have a year remaining on their contracts at Stamford Bridge, have been heavily linked with moves to Barcelona this summer.

Chelsea are prepared to include Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta in a deal for De Jong (Image: Alamy)
Chelsea are prepared to include Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta in a deal for De Jong (Image: Alamy)

However, reports in Spain have suggested that Chelsea could block their transfers to the Camp Nou after Barcelona have attempted to hijack a deal for Jules Kounde.

When asked about Azpilicueta’s situation, Tuchel admitted: “It's a tough question because I am not sure if I want to give Azpi what he wants. 

"At some point it is about what we want. I just made the comparison about how much we fought for (Kalidou) Koulibaly, who is a national team player and roughly the same age.

“He is a hugely important player for Napoli but we have a Spanish international who is the captain at Chelsea.

"I see him maybe at the same level but Barcelona don’t see him on that level. So I am not sure if I want to give him what he wants as he is a huge player. 

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“We don't think so much about other clubs. The focus is on us and what we need. I said that to him and I say it to you that I understand on a personal and a career level. But I am not only in this role to give him what he wants.

"I am a manager for Chelsea who wants to do what's best for Chelsea. He doesn't like it but he understands. It is tough for him because the other club is permanently on him.”

However, it is not just Azpilicueta and Alonso who are keen to depart Chelsea this summer.

As reported by Matt Law of The Telegraph, Werner joins Alonso and Azpilicueta in wanting to leave Stamford Bridge.

Timo Werner in action for Chelsea. (FC Series/Chelsea FC)
Timo Werner in action for Chelsea. (FC Series/Chelsea FC)

The German was offered to Juventus in a transfer swoop for Matthijs de Ligt earlier in the window, but this was rejected as the defender joined Bayern Munich.

There has not been much reported interest in Werner, who Tuchel has previously spoken about.

When asked if he remains in Tuchel’s plans, the head coach admitted: “Sure, he is our player, sure.

Show quality, take your place and defend your place. I would be one of the happiest people on the planet having a contract with Chelsea.”

It remains to be seen as to what the future holds for the trio as Tuchel looks to rebuild his Chelsea squad this summer.

Nick Emms
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