The German stalwart is demanding a 12 million euros per annum salary, if he is to renew his contract at Chelsea, a fee the Blues are not ready to pay, hence, making the German increasingly likely to run down his contract which expires June 30th 2022 but can legally begin to talk to other clubs as from January 1st 2022!
This has come as a surprise to many seeing the contributions of the defender, especially coming off after the sacking of Frank Lampard and their subsequent run to claiming their second UCL trophy. He became a consistent and dependable player for the team, chipping in goals here and there and has taken the same form into this current campaign under new boss and fellow German tactician; Thomas Tuchel.
The defender became somewhat of a reborn person putting in commanding displays at the heart of the Chelsea defense silencing strikers and providing a formidable brick wall for goal keeper
However, the club has refused to bulge on his contract demands; this has not gone un-noticed by top clubs across Europe who are monitoring his situation at Stamford Bridge. Top on the list of suitors is Spanish giants; Real Madrid.
According to top media outlet in Spain, the club is keen to add him to their line-up, although they will not be too hasty to reach out now, they are preparing to do so as soon as it is legally allowed according to the transfer guidelines; January 1st.
The uninterested disposition and bullish stand of Chelsea cannot be unconnected to the break-through season that academy graduate Chalobah is having. He has come in to replace Rudiger when the latter was out due to injury and has done exceedingly well, even scoring on his full debut. He has since been tied down to a much improved long term contract by the club.
Does this mean he is the perfect replacement for Rudiger? Remember he is not experienced and just in his first season, will he be able to deliver the goods all through the season? Isn’t the club making a defensive blunder by allowing Rudiger walk away on a free transfer? To avoid not making any penny from the player, they need to put him up for sale as soon as January but then again other clubs are already aware of his desire to leave so will just wait till the end of the season and get him on a free.
Real Madrid have become a haven for free transfers, David Alaba joined them before the start of this present campaign after so many years in Germany with Bayern and has since settled in perfectly as a Madrista with experienced manager Carlo Ancelloti who is back for his second spell as Real Madrid coach after leaving Everton of England.
They will be hoping for a repeat in their chase of Rudiger and with the silence coming from the Chelsea board on the contract situation of the German, it seems it’s just a matter of time before they get their man.
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