Chelsea trio set to exit as 'big change' on the horizon - pundit

By Kevin Campbell

8th May, 2022 | 8:06am

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Kevin Campbell has tipped Chelsea to sign two centre-halves amid doubts over the futures of Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen and Cesar Azpilicueta.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Arsenal and Everton striker said “big change” is coming at Stamford Bridge in the summer.

According to Sky Sports (26 April), Rudiger is set to join Real Madrid on a four-year deal at the end of his current contract, which expires on 30 June.

Jorginho told Sky Sports that the dressing room will “miss” the Germany international who joined Chelsea in July 2017.

Thomas Tuchel’s side could also lose Christensen and Azpilicueta at the end of the season.

According to ESPN (8 May), Barcelona are in advanced talks with the Chelsea defenders over summer moves.

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When asked by Football Insider for his thoughts on the potential exits, Campbell said: “There is going to be big change at Chelsea in the summer.

“It sounds like the three of them are leaving. This is modern football. This is what happens. Players run contracts down.

“They are committed to the club while they are there but perhaps they want a new challenge. They are running their contracts down to see what is available.

“I think there will be big change in the summer. You have to replace Christensen and Rudiger. They will have to sign another couple of centre-halves at least. The club don’t have a choice.”

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