Chelsea 28-year-old defender yet to open talks over new deal

By | September 8, 2021

Chelsea have reportedly hit a stumbling block in their attempts to open to a new deal with German defender Antonio Rudiger.

The German international, who was a vital player under Thomas Tuchel in the second half of last campaign, has entered the final year of his deal at Stamford Bridge.

According to 90min, the Blues latest offer made to the 28-year-old fell well short of the centre-back’s expectations, despite requests from his compatriot Tuchel to reward him with a new improved contract.

German centre-back’s situation is now being monitored by a number of elite European teams including Real Madrid, Juventus, Atletico Madrid Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain,

London rivals Tottenham Hotspur, who have previously tried to secure the services of the defender, are the only Premier League team at present who have registered their interest.

German defender, who is considering his future at Stamford Bridge, has played over 150 games for the Blues since joining the team from Serie A giants, AS Roma in 2017, winning the FA Cup, the Europa League and lifting the Champions League trophy last campaign.

Chelsea also planning to reward with a new deal another centre-back Andreas Christensen.