The German is rumored keen on an exit this summer with links pointing towards Real Madrid
Chelsea are said likely to lose out one of their talented defenders, Antonio Rudiger despite his good relationship with the current boss, Thomas Tuchel.
Rudiger had lost his place in the Chelsea starting eleven until Tuchel succeeded Frank Lampard who was sacked earlier this year.
With Chelsea already landed the UEFA Champions League and the Super Cup, it’s clear Rudiger is becoming one of the most decorated defenders in the league.
Many now suggest this as one of the reasons he doesn’t see remaining at Chelsea a necessity, instead a move to Real Madrid could be seen materializing when the transfer window reopens.
Meanwhile, following reports from Fabrizio Romano it’s now known that Rudiger is still interested in remaining at the club.
Chelsea are said to now be the front-runners in the quest to keep Rudiger as they advance in their contract extension bid with the German defender.
The 28-year-old’s current deal is set to expire in June 2022, with the Blues keen to extend his time at the club
Rudiger joined the Blues back in 2017 and has established himself as one of the side’s top performers, particularly in their Champions League winning run last season.
It is believed the likes of Bayern Munich and Juventus are interested in securing his services, but Chelsea are still likely to retain him.
Since joining five years ago, Rudiger has amassed 157 appearances for the Blues and has scored eight times.
He is also the holder of various winners’ medals, including the FA Cup, Europa League, Champions League and Super Cup.
There have been various rumours over his future in recent weeks, with some sources suggesting he is staying and others hinting that he could leave the club next summer after five years in Blue.
The German international has made eight appearances so far this season, with a total of five clean sheets to his name.
Chelsea next face Juventus in the Champions League group stage on Wednesday night.