Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger has been contacted by Bayern Munich about a move but would prefer to stay at Stamford Bridge.
That’s according to Sport BILD, who say the German is ‘leaning towards’ staying in London as opposed to leaving.
The newspaper explains that the defender’s ‘peak form’ under Thomas Tuchel at Chelsea has not gone unnoticed by Bayern Munich.
Indeed, they have already been in contact with Rudiger’s agent and half-brother Sahr Senesie and ‘expressed interest’ in the player.
At the moment, Chelsea are not thinking about letting the centre-back go, but Rudiger’s contract expires next summer, and there has been no movement on an extension as yet.
In fact, reports from England are that Rudiger has turned down the later offer from the Blues, leading to speculation he will be moving.
Those reports said Chelsea had offered to increase Rudiger’s wages from €116,000 to €163,000, and SportBILD say that the offer from Munich was in ‘similar regions’.
Rudiger and his team, though, are eyeing a salary in the ‘double-digit million’, and so such an offer wouldn’t be enough at this point.
That’s good news for Chelsea, as is the fact that Rudiger is apparently ‘leaning towards’ a ‘stay in London’ at this moment in time.
The Blues are therefore likely to approach the defensive star with another offer in ‘recognition’ of the DFB star’s achievements and ward off interest from the likes of Bayern, PSG and Real Madrid.