Chelsea coach, Thomas Tuchel is at risk of losing one of his best defenders at the end of the season if the club's management cannot work out a way to keep the player at the club, Antonio Rudiger may not be a Chelsea player come next season because his current contract expires at the end of this season, as thing stand, neither Chelsea nor Rudiger's agent is talking about a contract extension.
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What is the current situation between Rudiger and Chelsea?
Chelsea defender, Antonio Rudiger has become an integral member of Thomas Tuchel's team, he has also become a pillar in the blues defense, before the arrival of Thomas Tuchel at Chelsea, Rudiger was considered a surplus requirement at the club and was on a list of players to be sold, but Tuchels arrival changed the player's story, he remodeled Rudiger to become one of Chelsea's finest defenders, at the moment the team is not complete without the stellar Antonio Rudiger, he is the pivot of Thomas Tuchel's three-man defense and is considered as one of the best defenders in the world.
Although Chelsea has tried negotiating with Rudiger and his agent earlier in the season, negotiations broke down because Rudiger insists that he deserved a pay raise and a better contract from the club because of how he was treated when Frank Lampard was the coach. 28-year-old Rudiger had earlier rejected a £125,000-a-week contract offer, he is demanding a £200,000-a-week contract which Chelsea is refusing to give the defender, Rudiger believes that he is at the peak of his career and this is the only time he has to earn a huge salary.
Although Rudiger remains committed to Chelsea and is willing to sign a new contract if his terms are met, the Chelsea management seems adamant, so Rudiger has left his options open and may eventually sign for a foreign club if better offers come his way, reports have it that the 28-year-old defender who helped Chelsea win last season's UEFA Champions League is being monitored by PSG who are interested in signing the defender and will be willing to meet if demands if he does not renew his contract with Chelsea.
Although Thomas Tuchel seems desperate to keep his most in-form defender, the club's management seems not to be bothered at the fact that they risk losing Rudiger for free at the end of the season if they do not reach a compromise with the 28-year-old defender. Reports have it that Chelsea is looking to sign French defender, Jules Kounde as a replacement for Rudiger should the need arise.
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