Chelsea boss 'unhappy' with star's likely exit

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Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has revealed he is "unhappy" about one of his star's likely exit at the end of the season.

While the sale of the club by owner Roman Abramovich has been the biggest talking point at Stamford Bridge lately, the Blues are also faced with the prospect of having at least three key players leave the side as they are all out of contract in June 2022.

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Antonio Rudiger, Cesar Azpilicueta, and Andreas Christensen are yet to reach any agreement with the Blues regarding an extension of their deals.

With the latter reportedly close to agreeing a move to FC Barcelona, Tuchel has now spoken out about the situation around the Denmark international.

"We hear the rumours and the situation with Andreas is also since many weeks clear, and we are not happy about it because I, personally, and club representatives, we think that it's best for him to stay and we rely heavily on him," Tuchel said, according to Eurosport.

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"He has not signed yet and you cannot not communicate [laughs]. This is also a signal to us and communication from his side is that he did not sign until now so we have to consider the possibility that he leaves us.

"Will we like it? No. Will we live with it? Yes. Things are not personal. Never, never personal. But yeah, this can happen.

"I have no further information. No information at all."

However, following the news that owner Abramovich has been sanctioned by the UK government, it is understood that no player transfers or new contract talks with existing Chelsea players can take place, which means the abovementioned trio are almost certainly set for a Stamford Bridge exit at the end of the campaign.

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