Chelsea and German defender Antonio Rudiger are currently in contract extension talks for the first time in months, but a deal is still “far from done”, according to reports.
The 28-year-old is coming to the end of his contract at the end of the 2021/22 season and his signature is sought by many clubs.
Possible suitors include Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, among others.
According to fabrice romanoRudiger has resumed contract talks with Chelsea for the first time in months.
It was previously reported that the Germany international had asked for more money than the Blues were willing to pay, asking for £200,000 a week (£60,000 more than Chelsea previously offered).
As a result, it looked increasingly likely that Rudiger would leave the club at the end of the season, with Real Madrid expected to win the race.
The Spanish team are considering signing him as a free agent at the end of the season.
Romano also reports that Bayern Munich have no intention of accepting Rudiger’s healthy salary as things stand and that Tottenham are not in the running for the centre-back as they had been. previously reported.
Barcelona are also believed to be interested in the Blues centre-back as well as Cesar Azpilicueta, with both players’ contracts expiring in the summer of 2022.
The pair have been crucial to Chelsea’s Champions League-winning defense in recent years, but the two appear to be struggling to reach an agreement with the west London side over contract extensions.