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Bayern Munich enter race to sign Chelsea defender

Rudiger on Bayern radar

Bayern Munich enter race to sign Chelsea defender

22 September 2021 - 19:15

Bayern Munich have joined the race to sign Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger, according to Bild.

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  • The centre-back has been with the Blues for the past five years, but he could leave on a free transfer next summer.

    He has entered the final year of his contract, and there has been no progress over a renewal due to salary differences.

    Rudiger wants around £200,000-a-week to extend his stay, but the Blues are refusing to offer him more than £150,000.

    It is now reported that German champions have made contact with Rudiger's brother, who also happens to be his agent.

    They are keen on negotiating a pre-contract at the turn of the year, but the German is still eyeing a new Blues deal.

    Fresh talks are planned next month, and the meeting could decide whether Rudiger stays or pursues a fresh challenge.

    The 28-year-old is garnering plenty of interest. Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain are also keen.

    Written by Sri Aswin

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