Chelsea defender heading for summer exit?
Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger could be heading for the exit door when his contract expires next summer.
The German is currently on £130,000-a-week at the Blues, and he is eyeing a significant pay rise to sign a new deal.
According to The Mail, the centre-back could be leaning towards a summer exit with the Blues reluctant to meet his demands.
Rudiger has been offered around £400,000-a-week from clubs abroad, and the Blues are unlikely to match that figure.
The 28-year-old can negotiate a pre-contract as early as January, and that appears a genuine possibility at the moment.
Rudiger missed the recent victory at Brentford with a back problem, and he is uncertain for the midweek European outing.
He continues to remain an ever-present starter for Thomas Tuchel when fit, but this could end up as his final season at the club.
Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are among the leading candidates to sign him on a pre-contract agreement this winter.