£100,000-a-week centre-back could depart from Stamford Bridge

Antonio Rudiger has reportedly rejected a deal offer from the London giants and intends to leave the club. Antonio Rudiger has been one of the best defenders on the planet this calendar year, with the German manager’s arrival at Chelsea giving him a new lease of life.

On the surface of it, the German manager has no reason to leave the club, but with his deal due to expire in the summer of 2022, he is within his rights to consider his options. Antonio Rudiger has done exactly that and come to the decision to take the next step in his career.

The report claims that the Blues tabled a deal offer for Antonio Rudiger to consider, with the German defender rejecting it and stating his intentions to move on. Chelsea supporters will wait for a more reputable source to report this information before giving up all hope of Rudiger sticking around, but the signs are not particularly positive.

The London giants attempted to get Jules Kounde through the door over the summer but failed in their pursuit. You wonder if they could revive their interest in the French defender, with the months ticking down towards the end of Antonio Rudiger’s contract.