German defender Antonio Rudiger still hopes to stay at Chelsea after this season. After successfully negotiating a new contract with the club.
The 28-year-old looks set to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of June. After rejecting a new contract worth £140,000 a week
Real Madrid have emerged as the first team to sign him as a free agent in July. While there are teams like PSG and Bayern Munich are also interested.
A report from France UFABET earlier this week revealed that PSG made a £6 million-a-year offer for the German defender to become Mauricio Pochettino’s new player.
However, Sports Bild correspondent Christian Falk claims Rudiger wants to stay at Chelsea and extend a new contract.
Negotiations between the two sides, which at first seem to have reached a dead end. He have made great progress in the past.
The news is a key momentum for Thomas Tuchel, who has made Rudiger the best defender in Europe since taking over as manager last year.
Since joining Chelsea from Roma in 2017. Rudiger has made 166 appearances for the club, winning the FA Cup, Champions League, and Europa League.
He’s been an important part of Tuchel’s three-man defense, helping them win the Champions League last season.
Antonio Rudiger looked set to leave Chelsea with his contract up in the summerReal Madrid and PSG were battling it out to sign him on a free transfer in JulyBut the Germany star is now reportedly hoping to stay at Stamford Bridge Contract talks between Rudiger’s agent and Chelsea have progressed recently