Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger is desperate to leave Chelsea and seal a move to La Liga giants Barcelona, according to reports.

The 27-year-old wants his future sorted as early as in the January transfer window as he has struggled to break into Frank Lampard’s team especially after the arrival of Brazilian defender Thiago Silva on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).

Rudiger’s time at Stamford Bridge looks to be over as he has failed to play a single minute in the Premier League this season as Kurt Zouma is the preferred center-back partner for Silva.Antonio Rudiger breaks his silence amid Tottenham links after Chelsea win against Crystal Palace -

Spanish outlet Sport claims that not only is Rudiger interested in a move to the Nou Camp, Barcelona are also open to signing the Germany international after failing to land their number one target Eric Garcia from Manchester City.

Chelsea are willing to cash in on Rudiger but if the deal don’t workout, Barcelona may switch attention to fellow national teammate and Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi.

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