Chelsea “ask Antonio Rudiger to sign a contract extension or he won’t leave the club this month” as the Blues seek to prevent him from doing nothing in 2022 with Tottenham, West Ham and PSG interested in a defender in disgrace
- Tottenham want to sign Chelsea defender Rudiger
- Rudiger has not been in Chelsea’s last three teams in all competitions
- The 27-year-old needs games to win German Euro 2020 squad
Chelsea want Antonio Rudiger to sign a contract extension before allowing him to go on loan, according to the Daily Mirror.
Tottenham, West Ham and Paris Saint-Germain are all interesting in the German defender, 27.
But the Blues are unwilling to start talks unless Rudiger signs a 12-month extension to his current contract, which has 18 months to run.
Defender Antonio Rudiger fell out of favor at Chelsea under manager Frank Lampard
Chelsea don’t want to lose him on a free transfer when his contract expires in 2022.
Tottenham were the last club to take an interest in Rudiger.
The 27-year-old has fallen out of favor at Chelsea and has been left out of Frank Lampard’s last three teams against West Bromwich Albion, Barnsley and Liverpool.
West Ham United and Paris Saint-Germain have expressed interest in contracting Rudiger on a one-season loan.
Thiago Silva’s arrival has extinguished any faint hope of Rudiger’s return to the starting XI
Tottenham are also watching the Germany international, with Chelsea unlikely to allow a player to join a rival on a temporary deal, according to Sky Sports.
Rudiger’s last appearance for the Blues came in the FA Cup final loss to Arsenal in early August, when he was partly to blame for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s winner in a 2-1 loss.
Despite his role in helping to convince compatriots Kai Havertz and Timo Werner to join him at Stamford Bridge this summer, Rudiger appears to have reached the end of the road in SW6.
Chelsea have already received an offer from Paris Saint-Germain for the imposing center-back, with the French champions also looking to secure a loan deal with an option to buy.