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REPORTS: Chelsea star yet to agree contract extension

Chelsea football club were undoubtedly one of the few busy Premier League sides during the just-concluded summer transfer window.

The West London club are keen on achieving more success under the management of Thomas Tuchel and have added the likes of Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Bettinelli to bolster their squad.

With those additions, Chelsea have surged through to the first position on the Premier League table after taking up 22 points from the nine league matches they have played so far.

And despite their good start to the season, Chelsea could now be rocked with reports that experienced central defender Antonio Rudiger is on the verge of leaving the club.

The 28-year-old Germany International, who joined Chelsea after departing Serie A side AS Roma in 2017 has been an important member of the first-team squad over the previous seasons.

The experienced central defender was very influential for the Blues last season as they lifted their second-ever UEFA Champions League trophy.

Antonio Rudiger made 34 appearances in all competitions during the 2020/2021 season, scoring 1 goal and providing one assist.

The experienced centre-back has also started the 2021/2022 season on a bright note and has scored one goal and recorded one assist in his 12 appearances so far.

However, Antonio Rudiger has less than a year left on his current contract with Chelsea and according to reports from popular transfer expert Fabrizio Romano via his verified Twitter page, he is yet to agree on a new contract.

Fabrizio Romano further claimed that Chelsea are not giving up just yet as they are still very much in talks with him to extend his contract and they hope the situation changes soon.

If Antonio Rudiger refuses to extend his contract, it remains to be seen if Chelsea will make a bold move by cashing in on him in January or risk losing him on a free transfer when his contract expires next summer.

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