Antonio Rudiger choose his preference between PSG and Real Madrid amid failing Chelsea contract

Antonio Rudiger choose his preference between PSG and Real Madrid amid failing Chelsea contract

Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger has made it known that he would prefer to move to Real Madrid over Paris Saint-Germain despite a reported £6million offer from Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

Rudiger, 28, has had his biggest resurgence under Thomas Tuchel, making him a mainstay in the first team and a vital player alongside Thiago Silva in that backline that helps glue everything together defensively.

As a result of his much improved form since Frank Lampard’s sacking, all talk has turned towards securing the Blues’ number 2 down to a new long-term deal but the German has stalled on Marina Granovskaia’s offer for a long while now.

AllSoccer understands that the £140,000 a week offer is still somewhat up to £60,000 short of the £200,000 that the ex-Roma man is looking for, as he assesses everything on the table before making a final decision.

Rudiger knows how much Tuchel admires him as a vital pawn in his Champions League winning rear-guard, but at the same time, the player in question also is aware that whatever he decides next will prove to be perhaps the last big pay day of his career.

Despite recent optimism that what looked like a helpless situation for Tuchel and co. regarding the state of Rudiger’s new contract could be resurrected, the German manager knows he has done all he has can to persuade the defender to stay whilst also reaffirming his ‘100% trust’ in the Chelsea board to make the right decision.

“I don’t know if it helps if I take him out for a lot of coffees, it might even push him out! I don’t feel he needs a lot of coffees with me,” Tuchel joked when quizzed on the 28-year-old’s future ahead of the Chesterfield win.

“He is a guy who needs to trust you. He needs to feel the connection and trust. He needs to feel it by minutes and actions.

“I don’t feel Toni needs a lot of words, coffee talks or invitations for dinners or whatever. He is a top professional. This is what he proves and nothing has changed. The talks are in good hands. I trust the club 100%, trust in the player and it is a no problem situation for me.

“Also, Toni can still deliver, he did a fantastic match in a back four. He is super reliable. Nothing has changed, the points of view haven’t changed and once something changes. You will be the first to know.”

Report state that Rudiger himself has reached out to ex-Chelsea teammates Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois to get their views on what they think he should do regarding a potential move to the Spanish capital.

The big question is, will Chelsea allow the Rudiger go over contract negotiations?

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