Bayern Munich have reportedly shown interest in Antonio Rudiger, but the player would prefer to extend his stay in London beyond the summer of 2022, that’s according to Christian Falk of German outlet, Bild.
Thomas Tuchel is a big fan of the 28-year-old and has used him as a mainstay of his three-man defence.
There is concern over the fact that an extension is not yet signed, or even on the table, with the player able to sign pre-contract agreements from January 2022.
Tuchel recently stated that he hoped a new deal could be struck, but he understands the matter lies between the club, player and agents.
Falk has also reported that the situation very much hangs in the balance, with Bayern having contacted Rudiger’s agent and half-brother Sahr Senesie, to start talks but, the player himself still leans toward a tendency to sign a new contract with the Blues.
Since the arrival of Tuchel, Rudiger has become an increasingly vital player at Stamford Bridge.
In fact, you could argue that the German has become one of the best in the Premier League – hence the interest from top clubs like Bayern Munich.
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