Antonio Rudiger ‘weighing up his options amid interest from PSG and Real Madrid with the Germany defender in talks with Chelsea over a new contract’
- Antonio Rudiger confirmed he has opened up talks over a new deal at Chelsea
- The German international’s deal at Stamford Bridge expires next summer
- Both Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid are monitoring his current situation
- Rudiger will weigh up all his options before he signs a new deal at Chelsea
Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger will weigh up all his options before making a decision on his future at Stamford Bridge.
The German international’s current deal expires next summer though he has confirmed that he has begun talks with the club over a new contract.
Sky Sports have reported that Rudiger will consider his options before he puts pen to paper, with both Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain monitoring his current situation.
Antonio Rudiger confirmed that he has entered contract discussions with Chelsea
The 28 year-old has told manager Thomas Tuchel that he is fully committed to the European champions this season.
If Rudiger decides his future lies elsewhere however, he will be able to sign a pre-contract agreement with a foreign club in January.
Speaking in a press conference ahead of the UEFA Super Cup tie against Villarreal, he said : ‘As I said before, I wanted to concentrate on the Euros then after I come back, talks can start.
‘That is what has happened for now. Talks have begun and we will see what time brings.’
Since joining Chelsea from Roma back in 2017, Rudiger has made 149 appearances for the Blues scoring seven goals.
Rudiger had fallen out-of-favour under previous manager Frank Lampard, though he has rarely been left out since the appointment of Tuchel back in January.
Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid are both monitoring the situation of defender Rudiger
Chelsea meanwhile are hoping to sign Sevilla centre-back Jules Kounde this summer
Chelsea though are looking to strengthen their defence this summer, with Sevilla centre-back Jules Kounde heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge.
The Champions League winners are expected to prioritise a move for the 22-year-old after they complete the signing of Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku.
PSG are stacked at the centre-back position with Sergio Ramos joining Marquinhos and Presnel Kimpembe at the Parc des Princes.
Real Madrid have signed David Alaba but are expected to lose Raphael Varane who is set to a complete a move to Manchester United.