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Rudiger linked with Barcelona switch

Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger is being linked with a January move to Barcelona.

Despite their well-documented financial problems, Ronald Koeman has been given the green light to bring in a new defender at the Nou Camp in January, and Rudiger is one of the names on his short list.

The German has fallen out of favour this season at Stamford Bridge under Frank Lampard and has yet to play a single minute in the Premier League.

And Chelsea are now ready to sell the German international who they bought in 2017 for £33 million from Roma, and will listen to offers for him.

Rudiger was linked with various moves away from the club in the summer, either on loan or in a straight sale but, in the end, none of those opportunities materialised. However, with his career now stalled in West London, he is hoping for a fresh start in the New Year.

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