There are a lot of rumors these days linking Antonio Rudiger and Real Madrid. It is rumored that the Germany international is not interested in extending his contract despite his deal expiring next summer, and Real Madrid are keen to play him alongside David Alaba in the backcourt.
The 28-year-old's weekly salary is currently £100,000, and it has been rumored that the Blues' new offer for him is £150,000 a week. But AS has reported that
are willing to pay him £200,000 a week.
have not yet given up hope of convincing the defender to stay, but the time to convince him is running out.
"We hope that they find the solution and everything I can say, he plays excellent, and since a long time very consistent, on a very high level,"
Thomas Tuchel said of Rudiger in September
"I see him very calm and focused, and it's not a distraction for him. So everything is in place, and give things the time they need. Sometimes it needs a bit longer, sometimes things are very fast.
"There's no news from my side, and I think that Toni feels very, very good at Chelsea, he feels very respected by his team-mates and he feels the importance that he has in the team and in the squad.
"That's well deserved because he delivers, he feels the love from the supporters when he plays.
"He's in the strongest league in Europe, in a big club, so not many reasons to change that.
"But in the end it's between him and the club, and that's in good hands. I am calm and relaxed, whatever has to happen will happen."
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