German journalist Max Bielefeld has revealed that there are currently no talks over a new contract between Chelsea and rumoured Tottenham target, Antonio Rudiger.
Rudiger’s current contract at Stamford Bridge runs out in the summer and the speculation linking him with a move across London shows no signs of slowing down.
The Express claimed in October that Spurs were monitoring German international’s contract situation while Gianluca Di Marzio stated at the start of this month that Tottenham were one of four clubs in talks with the central defender.
Dean Jones said on The Done Deal Show (starting at 36:02) last week that one of the biggest offers on the table for the centre-back is from Spurs.
Bielefeld has now more shed light on Rudiger’s future, revealing in an interview with Sky Sports that the former Roma man is happy to wait and see how things play out since he will be a free agent at the end of the season.
The journalist said that Bayern Munich are one of the clubs monitoring the centre-back’s situation and added that the 28-year-old is not expected to make a decision over his future anytime soon.
Finally, Bielefeld also stated that Rudiger likes his life in London and has a good relationship with Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel.
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Rudiger evidently wants a big payday as he knows this could very well be the last big contract of his career. Perhaps, his affinity for life in London could give Spurs a small chance of convincing him to join.
However, I suspect that the 28-year-old has no intention of joining Tottenham and ruining his Chelsea legacy. Perhaps, his representatives want to use the North London club’s interest to get other parties to increase their contract offer.
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