Chelsea centre-back Antonio Rudiger is “weighing up his options” as he wants a £70,000 pay rise to take his weekly wage to around £200,000, according to reports.
Rudiger’s current contract at Chelsea expires in 2022. This is with him joining the club in 2017 for a fee of around £29m from Roma.
The defender has had a successful time at the Blues as he has won the Champions League, Europa League and FA Cup.
The Germany international has been a key player under Thomas Tuchel. He has played the full 90 minutes in all three of Chelsea’s Premier League games this season.
Rudiger currently earns around £130,000 per week at Stamford Bridge. They add that he is looking to earn a £70,000 pay rise for his new deal.
Elsewhere, Chelsea are also trying to tie Andreas Christensen down to a new contract.
“I know a lot is being said right now. I can’t say too much, but I think it looks good.
“We have won the Champions League and the Super Cup. I am very happy to be at this club and feel Chelsea are the right place to be in England.
“I know Thomas Tuchel believes in me. I have also played a big role since he came.
“I had a very difficult period under [Frank] Lampard, shortly before he was fired. Now luckily it’s going the right way for me. Things can go fast in this world. The most important thing is just that I have never given up.
‘”It is super cool to play a major part, and be in the thick of things. But, as I have experienced, things can change quickly. Suddenly some other players can perform well or be given a chance, and then I can end up in the cold again.”