Antonio Rüdiger will continue to be on the agenda of top European clubs until there is more clarity on his future at Chelsea.
With a contract expiring at the end of this season, the Blues have made efforts to secure the 28-year-old’s long-term future and already tabled an offer.
That’s according to Sport1, who say the west London club’s first proposal was considered ‘disrespectful’ by the Germany international.
Despite this, the centre-back would like to extend his stay at Stamford Bridge since he feels ‘stronger than ever’ under Thomas Tuchel.
In order to commit his future to the Premier League side, the ex-AS Roma man expects his employer to offer him a better deal. He currently earns €6.5m annually and wants in excess of €10m per season.
The two parties are ‘still not in agreement’, but talks are expected to continue in the coming weeks. Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia is leading the negotiations for the Stamford Bridge club. Rüdiger and his camp are pushing for a decision this year.
The player ‘feels right at home’ at Chelsea, but Sport1 warn an exit is ‘not excluded’. Bayern Munich remain a ‘very interesting’ option and their technical director, Marco Neppe, is a fan of the defender.
Neppe has personally asked about the Blues man, since he and Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidžić ‘have to and want to’ anticipate the possibility of losing Niklas Süle as a free agent next summer.
Neppe or Salihamidžić could seriously consider Rüdiger, if Süle decides to leave Bayern.