As Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger’s contract saga with the club goes on, there are many teams who follow the situation with the hope of landing the player for free in the summer.
One of the sides who have been linked to him lately is Inter Milan, who are often monitoring the free agency market and could enter the race for the 28-year-old’s signing at the end of the term.
However, as fresh rumours about the German star’s requests show up, it now looks like I Nerazzurri are already giving up on this hunt.
A story from media outlet Inter Live labels the transfer mission as ‘impossible’ since the Italian giants would clearly have no chance of paying the salary which Rudiger has been demanding.
With reports claiming Antonio wants €12m per year, the website adds clubs such as Real Madrid, Juventus, Paris Saint Germain and Roma would all be unable to compete, as only the Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich could afford that much.
The latest reports from Germany this week state that Rudiger took the Blues’ last contract proposal as a ‘slap in the face’. It is thought he wants €12 million and the Blues are understood to be offering €8.5 million.