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Setien, coaching team suing Barcelona for breach of contract
Quique Setien and three members of his coaching staff announced Thursday that they are suing Barcelona for breach of contract following their sackings in August. The unemployed head coach tweeted a joint statement with assistants Eder Sarabia, Jon Pascua, and Fran Soto in which claimed they were yet to receive compensation from Barcelona and had only received written notice that their deals were terminated on Sept. 16. Ronald Koeman wasThe unemployed head coach tweeted a joint statement with assistants Eder Sarabia, Jon Pascua, and Fran Soto in which claimed they were yet to receive compensation from Barcelona and had only received written notice that their deals were terminated on Sept. 16.
Is everything going very quickly now? After Antonio Rüdiger was demoted to central defender number four or five at Chelsea FC, this aroused desires in Europe. As the kicker found out, the German international is at the top of the wish list at FC Barcelona and his ex-club AS Roma.
In the case of the current interest in Rüdiger, it is about an immediate loan deal that these clubs are aiming for. It could only be tricky that Rüdiger's contract with the Blues in London runs for another two years. But these are things that only need to be clarified in the second step.
Luis Suárez moves from Barcelona to Atlético Madrid
MADRID — Luis Suárez is staying in Spain after all. Barcelona said late Wednesday that it reached a deal with Atlético Madrid for the transfer of the Uruguay striker for 6 million euros ($7 million). Suárez was let go by Barcelona following six mostly successful seasons in which he won 13 titles with the Catalan club. He leaves as Barcelona’s third highest scorer ever with 198 goals, behind César Rodríguez (232) and Lionel Messi (634). The 33-year-old Suárez had to find a new club after being told by incoming Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman that he was not in his plans.
The fact is: Rüdiger sat on the bench for 90 minutes in Chelsea's first league game, in the 3-1 win in Brighton. Even at the end of the last 16 second leg of the premier class in Munich (1: 4) at the beginning of August, he was not considered by coach Frank Lampard. This trend has now continued, the low point was reached last Sunday: Without further details of reasons that were satisfactory from Rüdiger's point of view and later fleeing publicly in generalities, Lampard removed the defensive giant from the squad for the match against Liverpool, which lost 2-0 went. Rüdiger was also not nominated for the league cup home game on Wednesday evening against second division club FC Barnsley.
Christensen, Zouma & Talent Tomori in front of Rüdiger
Rüdiger courted by PSG?
© Supplied by Sofoot The Eurostar is always full. The Paris-London line has been running at full speed in recent years. Alex, David Luiz, Marcin Bułka ... Many players have moved from one capital to another, and the list could grow even longer. According to RMC Sport , PSG would indeed negotiate with Chelsea to welcome Antonio Rüdiger.
These signals, which were sent out by Lampard, quickly met greedy recipients in Europe: In addition to Barça and the Roma, another European heavyweight is said to be interested in Rüdiger, as well as competition from Chelsea from the Premier League. A Bundesliga club does not currently seem to be among the competitors. But there is no shortage of alternatives.
Rüdiger started pondering his situation, he should be very surprised. For a long time he was an unrestricted regular player, even head of defense at Stamford Bridge. But now the coach not only suddenly prefers ex-Gladbacher Andreas Christensen, who saw red at the weekend, but also Kurt Zouma and the talent Fikayo Tomori. However, none of this trio had played better than Rüdiger on the track in the preseason. But because it is to be expected that newcomer Thiago Silva, who came from Paris, will not get a regular seat on the bench, Rüdiger's prospects are suddenly poor.
Barcelona and Suárez quickly moving on after tough breakup
MADRID — It was a difficult breakup for Luis Suárez and Barcelona. Suárez had a hard time accepting that he was not wanted anymore. Barcelona worried it made the wrong decision by allowing him to join one of its rivals. It didn’t take long for both sides to move on, though, and to start looking forward to life apart. Suárez thrived in his debut with Atlético Madrid on Sunday, scoring twice in a 6-1 rout of Granada in the Spanish league and showing that he will be a good fit in Diego Simeone’s team.
First, Chelsea wanted to extend
A development that can be described as surprising - and which had not been announced for the season due to the lack of preparation time. Not only did Rüdiger play a decent second half of the season - kicker recently placed him in the ranking of Germans abroad "in the wider circle" - more: a few weeks ago the club even wanted to extend the contract that ran until June 2023 according to kicker information ! Now this U-turn, not necessarily for those responsible, but for the coach.
Sitting out his contract is out of the question for Toni Rüdiger. On the one hand, the ambitious and hardworking central defender is not ticking like that, on the other hand, he has a massive focus on the 2021 European Championship finals, see last Monday's kicker edition. A year on the bench or grandstand at Chelsea would greatly worsen his position with national coach Joachim Loew. He doesn't want to risk that, he wants constant match practice so that a transfer could take place before October 5th. Maybe everything will happen very quickly now, maybe the German international Rüdiger will soon be Marc-André ter Stegen's teammate.
Then with the newcomers Timo Werner and Kai Havertz, only two German professionals would remain in the FC Chelsea squad.
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The Blues full-back is trying to depart Stamford Bridge after Ben Chilwell was signed in his place this summerJuventus went ahead of Inter to sign Emerson, who had long targeted the Italy international and Antonio Conte's side could look to his fellow Chelsea wing-back Victor Moses as an alternative.