27/09/2021; 3:22 PM By : Steven D. Thompson
Given that Chelsea are heavy spenders, they are one club that will always remain talked about when it comes to transfers in general. While the Blues are still linked with some of the best players in world football, some of their players could equally be at risk of leaving the club.
We reported about the Blues trying to tie Jorginho, Mount and Kante to new deals recently. It now appears they have one more player to worry about.
Antonio Rudiger is in the final year of his contract, and multiple reports haved to emerge over his future.
Admittedly, the player has been one of the most standout players for Chelsea under the regime of Thomas Tuchel, but it remains to be seen if the player wants to remain at the club beyond his contract or is in search of a new adventure.
On the path of Chelsea, it remains obvious that they want to keep him at the club, given his recent performances and experience under his belt. We also recently reported about the Blues opening talks with the defender over a new contract. So far, the player is willing to take his time before making any decision over his future.
Over the past few days, reports linking Rudiger to Bayern Munich had intensified..
Those rumours were only further fueled after Bayern boss Julian Nagelsmann hailed the player’s qualities in a press conference.
However, Bayernctor Salihamidzic has distanced the club from the player when asked about Rudiger’s reported links of late.
As quoted by Goal, Salihamidzic says the club has more than enough players in the centre-back position and sees no reason why they should move for Rudiger. He categorically ruled out the club from signing the German international.
Should Rudiger decide to leave Chelsea for another club, it will be interesting to see his next destination. Asides from Bayern Munich, PSG and Real Madrid have also been linked to the player, and either of both clubs will have to show why they want him more.
The 28-year-old is allowed to start talking to other clubs from January and is even allowed to sign a pre-contract agreement if he so pleases.
Time is running out for Chelsea to keep their man, but they remain optimistic they’ll be able to keep him beyond next summer.
Given he’s 28, he still has a good number of years at the top level for a defender, and it won’t be a surprise to see a host of Europe’s top sides go head-to-head for his signature if he does choose to leave Chelsea.