Chelsea could lose one of their stars with the player reportedly being subjected to a huge offer from Paris Saint-Germain.
Antonio Rudiger, whose contract expires in June 2022, has become a vital player for his side since Thomas Tuchel's arrival at Stamford Bridge, earning plaudits for his performances in the Blues' 2020/21 UEFA Champions League-winning campaign.
However, Foot Mercato has now reported that Les Parisiens, who signed four free agents in the previous transfer window, are now planning to sign another in Rudiger.
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The report adds that the German defender have been offered a staggering £5.85 million (R124 million) yearly salary to quit the Blues.
The French outlet claims that there is one stumbling block in Mauricio Pochettino’s pursuit for the 28-year-old and that is the centre-back reportedly desiring a move to Real Madrid, though PSG’s offer is believed to be a lot more lucrative than Real's.
Tuchel may find himself in a difficult situation after he parted ways with five central defenders in the last transfer window, including Marc Guehi, Kurt Zouma and Fikayo Tomori.
Just like Rudiger, defenders Cesar Azpilicueta and Andreas Christensen are also in the final months of their deals, but it remains unknown as to whether they will renew their contracts or decide to run them down.
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