According to 90mins, Chelsea’s contract talks with star defender Antonio Rudiger have stalled after the club made an unsatisfactory initial offer to the German.Chelsea is in the process of re-signing defenders Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger. The two are in the final year of their contracts. The Blues appear to be in positive talks with Christensen, but the same cannot be said for the German defender, who is 28 years old. According to the aforementioned source, Chelsea’s previous contract offer fell far short of Rudiger’s representatives’ expectations.
Despite Tuchel’s admission that he wants to offer Rudiger a new contract, he has yet to receive one. Under Thomas Tuchel’s management, Antonio Rudiger has been a revelation. After falling out of favor under Frank Lampard, the 28-year-old defender has rekindled his Chelsea career. Chelsea’s career renaissance, on the other hand, could be a hindrance. If Rudiger does not sign a new deal, the Blues risk losing their star defender on a free transfer. Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich are both interested in him.I
It si worth noting, however, that Thomas Tuchel has already informed the Chelsea hierarchy that he intends to keep Antonio Rudiger for the foreseeable future. The Blues have about four months to work out a contract for the 28-year-old defender.
Chelsea is still interested in Sevilla defender Jules Kounde.
If Chelsea loses Antonio Rudiger due to contract negotiations, they could still sign Sevilla’s Jules Kounde. The Blues were unable to sign the 22-year-old defender during the summer transfer window.Chelsea are still keeping an eye on Jules Kounde’s situation at Sevilla, according to the Evening Standard via the Daily Mail. The Blues could sign him in January or in the summer of 2022. This summer, Chelsea came perilously close to signing Kounde. Sevilla, on the other hand, refused to negotiate with the European champions and wanted to sell him for the amount of his release clause (£68 million).On Kounde’s failed move to Chelsea, Sevilla manager Julen Lopetegui said (via Fabrizio Romano)
Chelsea had a productive transfer window despite failing to sign Kounde. They signed Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan and brought Saul Niguez on loan from Atletico Madrid.