Antonio Rudiger on brink of Chelsea exit as he is left OUT of squad to face Barnsley

EXCLUSIVE: Antonio Rudiger on brink of Chelsea exit as he is left out of Frank Lampard’s squad AGAIN with PSG ready to make a move for the out-of-favour centre back

  • Antonio Rudiger has been left out of the Chelsea squad to play Barnsley
  • The German was also omitted from Frank Lampard’s squad to take on Liverpool
  • Rudiger’s career at Stamford Bridge now appears to be drawing to a close
  • PSG are interested in signing him, with a loan move the most likely option 

Antonio Rudiger’s Chelsea career under Frank Lampard appears to be drawing to a close after he was omitted from the squad for the second successive match.

Having been left out of the match day party to face Liverpool on Sunday, Sportsmail understands Rudiger has once again been left out of Lampard’s plans for Wednesday night’s Carabao Cup clash against Barnsley.

And it is looking increasingly likely that the Germany international will leave Stamford Bridge before the October 5 transfer deadline.

Antonio Rudiger has been left out of Chelsea’s squad for a second consecutive match

Frank Lampard has left the German defender out for his side’s Carabao Cup tie at Barnsley

Paris Saint-Germain are interested in taking the central defender during this window.

A season long loan appears the most likely scenario for Rudiger.

Despite losing his place in Lampard’s plans, Rudiger maintains his reputation as one of the most accomplished defenders in Europe and will not be short of takers if Chelsea – as appears likely – will make him available.

Rudiger has two years left to run on his current deal but has not been approached about signing an extension.

That means he effectively becomes a free agent in January 2022 – something Chelsea will be acutely aware of.

Rudiger, also left out against Liverpool, is wanted by PSG and could now leave this summer