Antonio Rüdiger continues to edge closer to Real Madrid and further away from Chelsea, at least as far as his future beyond this season’s concerned. (Obviously, he’s quite committed to the Blues for this season.)
How might the Telegraph be privy to such thoughts? Who knows; though former Chelsea players Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois already play there, as does Toni’s good friend David Alaba.
And it would also be the logical and most expected conclusion to this situation that has been trending away from our favor for some time now. Along those lines, the report adds that Rüdiger’s entourage have given “no encouragement” to Chelsea over future negotiations, while Chelsea evidently remain unwilling to meet the 28-year-old’s wage demands.
@Matt_Law_DT on Rüdiger:— London Is Blue Podcast ⭐️⭐️ (@LondonBluePod) December 23, 2021
“I actually do still believe that if all things being equal, if all the contract offers on the table were the same, that Antonio Rüdiger’s preference would be to re-sign for Chelsea.”
Meanwhile, Andreas Christensen’s contract renewal saga also seems to be stuck in neutral. Which great it might pop into eventually — first? second? reverse? — is anyone’s guess, but for what it’s worth (probably pretty little) Sky Sport Italia claim it will be sometime this week. The transfer window also opens this week(end), so this is a pretty safe guess from Sky.
Christensen has recently changed his representation to Kin Agency, who also look after Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, which may or may not bode well for us. Barcelona continue to keep an eye on the situation, as per Diario Sport, while Bayern Munich, Juventus and various Premier League sides are also supposedly interested
La semana que viene será bastante importante para el futuro de Andreas Christensen en el Chelsea. Acaba contrato en junio. Veremos.— Matteo Moretto (@MatteMoretto) December 25, 2021