Antonio Rudiger ‘in no rush’ to sign pre-contractual deal despite interest from Europe’s biggest sides – Chelsea ‘reluctant’ to meet his salary demands of over £ 200,000 a week
- Antonio Rudiger entered the last six months of his contract with Chelsea
- Chelsea ‘reluctant’ to pay Rudiger’s £ 200,000 a week salary
- Some of the best European teams want to sign Rudiger this summer
- The Germany international is in no rush to decide where his future lies, however.
Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger is reportedly in no rush to decide where his future lies.
The Germany international is in the final year of his contract at Stamford Bridge and is free to speak to clubs on a pre-contract deal.
Corn Air sports reported that the 28-year-old is in no rush to sign a pre-contract deal.
Antonio Rudiger is in the final year of his Chelsea contract and could leave this summer
Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich and Juventus have all started talks with Rudiger’s representatives over a free transfer this summer.
Barcelona are now said to be monitoring Rudiger’s contract situation as well.
Chelsea have also not given up on hopes of convincing the player to sign a new deal, while Rudiger’s side have also not ruled out pledging their future at the West London club.
Talks have stalled over a new deal at Stamford Bridge, with Chelsea hesitant to meet Rudiger’s salary demands of over £ 200,000 a week.
Some of Europe’s top clubs have started talks with Rudiger’s representatives over a move
Chelsea are facing some sort of defensive crisis as Andreas Christensen and captain Cesar Azpilicueta also see their deals expire this summer, meaning the club could soon experience an exodus from the rear.
Thiago Silva’s contract had also expired, but the Brazilian gave Chelsea a boost by signing a one-year extension on Monday.
Rudiger is said to be determined to give his all for Chelsea for the remainder of the season, having produced a spectacular comeback since his Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard as manager last season.
The contracts of Andreas Christensen and Cesar Azpilicueta also end this summer
Under Lampard, Rudiger was frozen to the side and almost left the club.
He quickly became a key part of Tuchel’s squad following the club legend’s sacking and he won the Champions League this summer.
Rudiger has played 166 times for the Blues since arriving from Roma in 2017, also winning the FA Cup and Europa League during his time at the club.