Sport Chelsea ace Rudiger 'set to become one of highest paid defenders ever'
PSG and Real Madrid 'monitoring Antonio Rudiger's contract situation'
While the Blues have opened talks over a contract extension, they are wary of Rudiger's potential demands which could hamper an agreement between the two parties. PSG have proved they are willing to make the most of free agents across Europe, bringing in Lionel Messi, Sergio Ramos, Georginio Wijnaldum and Gianluigi Donnarumma over the summer after their contracts at their respective clubs had expired.
defender Antonio Rudiger could command a staggering pay packet of £400,000 a week if he leaves Stamford Bridge when his deal expires at the end of the season, according to a report.
regular Rudiger has been a key player for Thomas Tuchel since the Blues boss arrived in December, enticing , and Real Madrid to show an interest in securing his services once his deal ends.
Tuchel has argued that reliable Rudiger is playing in the strongest league in the world by staying at the club, and the 28-year-old is understood to be seeking around £200,000 a week to renew terms.
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A move to one of the wealthy heavyweights chasing his signature, though, could earn Rudiger a huge payday worth around double that wage, thehas said.
PSG have lavished money on wages this summer, signing huge earners including Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos on free transfers.
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Rudiger could now follow suit by turning a reported £130,000 a week wage into a salary that would make him among the highest paid defenders of all time.
According to the outlet, which has also linked Juventus with the former Roma star, Rudiger's representatives are set to field offers at the Club World Cup in January.
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Bayern boss Julian Nagelsmann played down links with Rudiger this week because the transfer window is not open.
Nagelsmann made his admiration for Rudiger clear by adding: 'I'm talking about him now as a football fan, because he is a German senior international.
'He has made a super development. Thomas [Tuchel] has handled him extremely well – he was still on the sidelines at Chelsea a year ago and is now certainly one of their most decisive players.'
Speaking to Sky Germany on Thursday, Rudiger insisted: 'For me, this will be the most important decision of my professional career, so I won't rush anything. Personally, I haven't spoken to any club other than Chelsea.'
How Tuchel has made Chelsea stars with bruised egos thrive again .
Lampard made mistakes during his final half-season at Stamford Bridge and by the time he was sacked by Roman Abramovich at the end of January, the former Chelsea midfielder had lost the dressing room.While the club legend was sacked in January of this year with his side in a disappointing ninth place in the table, he did provide his successor Thomas Tuchel with the platform to take them to Champions League glory and beyond.