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Antonio Rudiger rejected offers to leave Chelsea over the summer

Rudiger rejected offers to leave Chelsea over the summer
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Central defender Antonio Rudiger says that he rejected "one or two options" to leave Chelsea during the summer transfer window.

Antonio Rudiger has revealed that he rejected "one or two options" to leave Chelsea during the recent transfer window.

The central defender is seemingly not in Frank Lampard's first-team plans at Stamford Bridge this season and was strongly linked with a move away from the Blues over the summer.

Germany boss Joachim Low recently claimed that the 27-year-old "tried everything" in an attempt to leave Chelsea in the latter stages of the market.

However, Rudiger has said that he was "not prepared to pack it all in" and has vowed to fight for his spot despite slipping down the pecking order under Lampard.

"The club didn't tell me that it was absolutely necessary for me to find a new club and that they definitely didn't have me in their plans for the next few months," Rudiger told The Athletic.

"I also turned down one or two options myself. I wasn't prepared to pack it all in simply because I had been left out a few times. I enjoy living in London and like being at Chelsea."

Tottenham Hotspur, AC Milan and Roma were all credited with an interest in the defender.

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