Antonio Rudiger ‘furious’ over Chelsea talks despite Thomas Tuchel’s plea to extend deal

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Antonio Rudiger’s contract situation continues to look precarious at Stamford Bridge after reported failed offers from Chelsea chiefs. And with foreign clubs able to offer him a pre-contract from January, it appears he is as far from signing a new deal as ever according to BILD.

Rudiger, 28, joined Chelsea in 2017 and became a key figure in west London following his £29million move.

The German has added robustness and experience to their backline, and bar a barren run of games under Frank Lampard’s guidance, has been a mainstay in Chelsea’s first XI.

Winning the Champions League under Thomas Tuchel was Rudiger’s third major title at Stamford Bridge, and he will be looking for more at the reigning European champions.

But after reportedly being offered paltry terms by the Blues, Rudiger is supposedly furious with club chiefs and could pursue silverware elsewhere.

And BILD’s Christian Falk has suggested a move abroad could be in the offing sooner rather than later.

“There is new background information,” Falk said.

“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 [Antonio] 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.”

Rudiger has featured in every game for the Blues this season bar the 1-0 win over Brentford on Saturday.

And with Kurt Zouma, Fikayo Tomori and Marc Guehi leaving this summer and Jules Kounde failing to move to west London, there is a lack of centre-backs for Tuchel to select.

Chelsea will look to continue this season’s sublime form with a win over Malmo on Wednesday.

Having only lost two games this season to Juventus and Man City, the Blues have carried on their superb form from last season.

Injuries have surfaced recently which means it has been a rocky road to continue their spell.

But with Malmo not posing as big a threat as other sides they have faced, Chelsea fans will be expecting a routine win against the Swedish side.

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