Antonio Rudiger: Chelsea will need to make defender one of club’s highest earners to keep him

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Antonio Rudiger has entered the final year of his contract and talks are ongoing with Chelsea over a new deal; Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel has insisted he was relaxed over the future of Rudiger, adding the Germany international has “not many reasons” to leave the club

Chelsea are likely to have to make defender Antonio Rudiger among the highest paid players at the club if they are to keep him at Stamford Bridge.Rudiger has entered the final year of his contract and talks are ongoing with Chelsea over a new deal.