Chelsea star urged to join biggest rivals

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A Chelsea star has been urged to turn down a new deal at the club and join one of the Blues' biggest Premier League rivals instead. 

Two players are already expected to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season, with Antonio Rudiger believed to be on his way to Real Madrid, while fellow defender Andreas Christensen is rumoured to be heading to FC Barcelona.

Both will depart as free agents, so the transfer restrictions imposed on the side as a result of sanctions against owner Roman Abramovich will not affect their exits, despite the Blues' inability to sign or sell players until the sale of the team is complete.

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In light of the ongoing sale of the club, former Aston Villa fullback Alan Hutton has urged midfielder Mason Mount to reject a new contract and hold out for a move to Liverpool or Manchester City, who are reportedly keen on acquiring his services.

"He's a main player for them, he's got so much potential still and he's going to get better," he told Football Insider.

"We don't know how things are going to move forward when it comes to Chelsea. We don't know when everything is going to be sorted. It might be six months, it might be longer. I don't know when this takeover could happen.

"If it's sooner rather than later then, I won't say things go back to normal. But you know what it means. As a club, they go back to the normal way they run.

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"Then, contract issues will, hopefully, be settled. So, we will have to wait and see the outcome of that. If he doesn't get that opportunity to stay at Chelsea, yes, he's just going to probably see out next season.

"He's into his last year and then we are into a different ballpark, and he could be joining Liverpool or Man City."

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