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Chelsea defender heading for summer exit?

Chelsea defender heading for summer exit?

Antonio Rudiger news

Rudiger heading for Chelsea 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.