Chelsea star offers £400,000-a-week deal to leave Stamford Bridge

Contract Rebels are set to strike a record new deal (Image: Getty Images)

Antonio Rudiger is closer than ever to leaving Chelsea with initial talks suggesting he could earn up to £400,000 a week as a free agent, according to reports.

The Germany international is entering the final six months of his contract at Stamford Bridge and will be free to start negotiating pre-contract agreements with foreign clubs from next month onwards.

Chelsea had hoped to convince Rudiger – who has been in great form since his compatriot Thomas Tuchel took responsibility – to extend his stay, but increasingly resigned to losing him.

Rudiger is set to quadruple his current salary (Image: Reuters)

The Blues’ final offer was believed to be worth around £140,000 a week – a nearly 50% increase on his current salary – but Rudiger feels he deserves a much higher salary on par. with the club’s highest earners.

He is also aware of the fact that this will likely be his last big payday, and he seems to have been right with a host of European giants lined up to offer lucrative terms. that he is asking for.

Follow Daily mail, originally scheduled negotiations made it clear that Rudiger suitors were ready to offer him up to £400,000 a week including bonuses and add-ons.

A contract of that caliber would put him on par with Juventus centre-back Matthijs de Ligt, who is currently the highest-paid defender in world football.

The likes of Juventus, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid are all ready to fight for the 28-year-old and feel he would cost around £70m under normal circumstances.

Rudiger has been a mainstay in Tuchel’s defence (Image: Getty)

But with him available on a free transfer, they are poised to forgo his huge wage demands and Chelsea simply won’t be able to compete, with Rudiger now increasingly likely. leave the club.

Recent reports have suggested that Real Madrid is leading the chase for the German defender and he has an ‘unofficial agreement’ to move to the Bernabeu.

Manchester United are also said to be interested in signing Rudiger – as well as Tottenham – although the Premier League clubs will have to wait until his contract with Chelsea expires before officially making contact. give the upper hand to foreign clubs.

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