Chelsea have reportedly hit a stumbling block in their attempts to negotiate a new contract with centre-back Antonio Rudiger.
The German international defender is one of the important players for Thomas Tuchel in the second half of the last season. He has entered the last 12 months of his contract at Stamford Bridge.
According to 90min, Chelsea’s latest offer made to the 28-year-old fell well short of the defender’s expectations, despite requests from his compatriot Tuchel to reward him with an improved deal.
Now, the situation of Rudiger is being monitored by a number of elite European clubs. The clubs interested in signing the Chelse center half are Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and Atletico Madrid.
London rivals Tottenham Hotspurs have also tried to sign the German international. Spurs are the only Premier League club that is interested in signing this defender.
Will Rudiger leave Chelsea?
Antonio Rudiger wants to stay at Stamford Bridge. He has made over 150 appearances for Chelsea since joining the club from Roma in 2017. He has won the FA Cup, the Europa League and lifted the Champions League trophy last season.
According to Eurosport, the defender wants a pay rise of £70,000, from his current salary of £130,000-a-week to £200,000-a-week.
This has clearly been met with a frown by Granovskaia and her powerful comrades.
As the days continue to roll by without a new deal being confirmed, the footballing sharks can smell blood.
Le10 Sport suggests Paris Saint-Germain are waiting to pounce if Rudiger does become a free agent in June.
There are players who have been linked with Paris Saint-Germain many times in recent years but never arrived. This is the case with Antonio Rüdiger. Already when Thomas Tuchel was at the club. He had called for the recruitment of his compatriot, who did not find much room at Chelsea with Frank Lampard. It was ultimately Tuchel who found Rüdiger in London. But that wouldn’t have changed much. The German’s contract ends in just a few months. and PSG are still on the lookout. They are hoping to close another blow at € 0.
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