Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger is being linked with Barcelona – and some Blues fans on Twitter have responded by claiming they would like to see him leave.

According to Spanish publication Sport, La Liga giants Barcelona want to bring in a fourth centre-back option during the January transfer window and want a low cost signing possibly on loan.

It is claimed that Rudiger is an option for them and he was previously on their radar back in the summer.

The report states that the Blues defender would be “delighted” to complete a move to Camp Nou to play for Barcelona. 

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Rudiger, who cost Chelsea £29million (BBC) back in 2017, currently finds himself stuck on the bench at Stamford Bridge.

The rapid centre-back can’t seem to force his way into the XI ahead of Thiago Silva or Kurt Zouma, who are building a solid combination in the heart of defence.

Despite not being a regular this season under manager Frank Lampard, the Germany international still starts every game for his country and has proven in recent years he’s a top quality defender.

A selection of Chelsea supporters on social media have responded to the Rudiger speculation by stating they would grant his exit in the New Year:

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