Chelsea FC open talks with 27-year-old about new deal – report

Chelsea FC have held initial talks with Antonio Rudiger about a new deal at Stamford Bridge, say reports

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Chelsea FC have held initial discussions with Antonio Rudiger about a new contract at Stamford Bridge, according to reports in the British media.

Sky Sports is reporting that the Blues are keen to tie the central defender down to a new deal and they have held talks about the possibility of an extension for the German.

According to the same story, Chelsea FC want Rudiger to sign a new three-year contract that also includes the option of a further year, as they look to secure his long-term future.

However, the article says that an agreement is “not close” as things stand and the two parties have only just begun discussions about a new contract.

Rudiger’s current contract expires in the summer of 2022 but Chelsea FC are thought to be keen to secure his services for the long term.

The 27-year-old defender has scored two goals in 13 Premier League appearances for Frank Lampard’s Chelsea FC side this season, in a campaign in which he has been hampered by a groin injury.

It is claimed in the same article that Chelsea FC are keen to tie Rudiger down to a new contract partly because they are aware that Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund are among his admirers.

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