Chelsea have put the January transfer window behind them and are ready to keep their players to continue to build Thomas Tuchel’s squad.
But the latest updates from Stamford Bridge has it that Antonio Rudiger, a Chelsea defender, is said to have turned down the club’s latest contract offer of £200k a week.
The 28-year-current old’s contract with the European champions expires in less than six months, and he has continually rejected the Blues’ attempts to extend it.
Rudiger is said to be unhappy with Chelsea’s previous conditions and is looking for a new contract that matches his role as one of Thomas Tuchel’s regular fixtures.
Chelsea recently increased their offer to £200k per week, according to the Daily Mail, but Rudiger is still demanding a larger pay to stay at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea remain optimistic about their chances of retaining Rudiger on the books, according to the source, but Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are keeping a careful eye on the issue.
Despite his contract dispute, Rudiger has remained an important part of Tuchel’s team, scoring three goals and setting up four more in 30 appearances across all events this season.