Toni Rudiger is growing frustrated with the ‘lack of effort’ Chelsea are showing in talks over a new contract at the club.
That’s according to SportBILD journalist Christian Falk, who says ‘very little’ has happened since initial talks.
Rudiger is out of contract at Stamford Bridge next summer, and the Blues are keen to get him signed up to a new long-term deal.
That’s yet to happen despite months of talks, with it believed the German international is demanding a fee that Chelsea simply aren’t willing to match at this point.
The process has been a long, drawn-out one up to this point, and it this moment in time, it appears he will be leaving on a free transfer next summer.
That would be a blow to Chelsea, particularly given several of their big rivals in Europe, such as Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, are waiting in the wings to take Rudiger off their hands.
The hope is that an agreement can be reached to keep the centre-back in Europe, but according to Falk, he’s not very happy with how things are going.
“There is new background information,” he told BILD.
“It was always thought that they were in permanent talks, but we have now learned otherwise.
“In fact, at the start of training in the summer, there were rather concrete negotiations, but Toni Rudiger must have felt the offer was almost an insult.
“He would have expected something in double figures to be offered. Since then, very little has actually happened, and this lack of effort is not going down so well with Toni at the moment.”