Chelsea are still trying to agree a new contract for defender Antonio Rudiger whose contract expires at the end of the season.
According to 90 min, Rudiger is holding out for a big contract offer from Chelsea and wants to become one of the highest players at the club.
Graeme Bailey who writes for 90 min is reporting that contract talks between Chelsea and Antonio Rudiger are ‘currently at a standstill’ and a deal is ‘not close’ at this stage. The German international believes he is worth a ‘similar amount’ per week to the likes of Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner.
Tottenham are reported to be interested in the centre-back as Spurs owner Daniel Levy is a ‘huge fan’ and would love to sign him if a deal is possible.
Real Madrid are said to be leading the race and are monitoring the situation just like PSG amidst recent strong interest from Bayern Munich who are reported to have held a meeting with Rudiger’s agent.
Chelsea’s contract talks with Rudiger might drag on longer than expected due to the current lack of consensus by both parties and according to German media outlet Spox, there is no quick resolution in sight.
Chelsea would be hoping to reach agreement as soon as possible as Antonio Rudiger would be free to hold pre-contract talks with other clubs as from January if the current situation remains like this.