LondonWorld looks at the situation between the Champions League-winning defender and the Blues.
What does Antonio Rudiger want?
The 28-year-old has a year left on the £130,000-a-week deal he signed in 2017, and is thought to want to increase his weekly wages to £200,000 to sign a contract extension.
PSG and Bayern Munich are reported to be monitoring his situation at Chelsea, and even though the player is interested in extending his stay at Stamford Bridge, he wants a deal that secures his future.
At 28, Rudiger knows his next contract will be his last big pay cheque and wants to take his time to make the right decision before signing.
Chelsea attempted to sign Sevilla’s Jules Kounde this summer, and Rudiger is aware the club is looking at younger players and wants a deal that will keep him playing regularly.
Since joining Chelsea in 2017, he’s helped the club win the FA Cup, Europa League, Champions League and Super Cup.
What is Chelsea stance on his contract
Chelsea are determined to extend Rudiger’s contract, with manager Thomas Tuchel hoping to bring an end to the situation.
The German tactician is a huge admirer of Rudiger and has made him a key part of his Chelsea side since taking over from Frank Lampard mid-way through last season.
Last season, the German international played 19 times as Chelsea won the Champions League and finished fourth in the league.
This season, he has started all three league games helping the team to record two wins and a draw at Anfield against Liverpool, despite playing the second half a man down.
How Rudiger compares to other Chelsea defenders last season
Games 19 Aerials Won per game 2.2 Passing Accuracy 89.4% Shots per game 0.7
Games 24 Aerials Won per game 2.1 Passing Accuracy 86.9% Shots per game 0.4
Games 15 Aerials Won per game 2.2 Passing Accuracy 91.3% Shots per game 0.2
Games 25 Aerials Won per game 1.3 Passing accuracy 88.4% Shots per game 1.1
Games 22 Aerials Won per game 3.6 Passing Accuracy 90.9% Shots per game 1.1
Five facts about Antonio Rudiger
- As a youngster Rudiger was an Arsenal fan, with a particular admiration for Dennis Bergkamp and Thierry Henry.
- Rudiger has an elder brother called Sahr Senesie, who played for Dortmund and retired from professional football in 2015.
- Rudiger began his career at Stuttgart before moving to Italian side AS Roma in 2015.
- Rudiger joined Chelsea in 2017 for reported fee of €29 million on a five year deal.
- He made his international debut for Germany in May 2014 against Poland and has since gone on to earn 46 caps for his country.
So let’s hear from you in the comments section below, do you think Rudiger has done enough to earn a new contract ?