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Rudiger ‘ends up with Real Madrid free transfer after holding active talks and ignoring Blues £140,000-a-week offer’

CHELSEA contract rebel Antonio Rudiger is set to move to Real Madrid after the centre-back held ‘active talks’ with the La Liga giants, reports say.

Rudiger out of contract at the end of the season, with Chelsea no closer to binding him to a new deal.

Rudiger seems destined to leave Chelsea in the summer

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Rudiger seems destined to leave Chelsea in the summerCredit: Reuters

The Germany international has turned down a £140,000-a-week offer from Chelsea like Real Madrid talk progressed at an ‘encouraging pace,’ according to Guardians.

Bayern Munich and PSG are also interested, but Madrid is currently leading the race.

Last week’s reports were suggested Rudiger has reached an ‘informal agreement’ to participate with the team that won the Champions League 13 times by the end of the campaign.

The 28-year-old was represented by his brother, Sahr Senesie, who met Madrid President Florentino Perez, as well as the directors of Bayern Munich.

Nothing has been officially signed yet, with negotiations allowed to proceed from January 1.

Rudiger currently earns around £100,000 a week, but looks set to become one of the World’s highest paid footballer next summer.

Any deal he signs is expected to be in line with Juventus star Matthijs de Ligt – who earns £400K-A-WEEK.


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The Blues are also in danger of losing three more defenders – with Cesar AzpilicuetaThe contracts of Andreas Christensen and Thiago Silva both expire at the same time as Rudiger.

Club captain Azpilicueta is a target for Barcelona and Chelsea players are fearing one of the club’s most influential players could be headed for an exit.

Christensen is also in the sights of Spanish giants Barcelona.

Although there is hope that the 25-year-old Danish player can put pen to paper on a new contract in the coming days.

And in other good news for Chelsea fans, The Guardian also reports that Silva is said to be optimistic about signing a new contract.

The 37-year-old has proven invaluable since joining PSG in 2020, and signed a one-year extension with The Blues in June of this year.

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