Antonio Rudiger is reportedly open to remaining at Chelsea but only if his wage demands are met, with the star aware of interest from the Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain and Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid.
The German had looked set to depart the Blues last January transfer window but the appointment of his compatriot Thomas Tuchel to replace Frank Lampard revived Antonio’s Stamford Bridge career.
He is now a regular again for the west Londoners and the club have opened discussions with Rudiger’s representatives to renew his contract, which is due to expire at the end of the term.
Antonio is open to staying in west London but the 28-year-old defender is aware that this is set to be the last ‘big’ deal of his career and he wants to protect his long-term future by extracting a large salary from Chelsea.
According to a recent report from Goal, the club’s preference remains to keep the centre-half but the Blues are ‘cautious’ over his demands and won’t compromise their wage structure in order to retain his services.
Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are both interested in snapping up the former Roma man on a free transfer.