Chelsea head-coach planning to reward 28-year-old defender with new long-term deal

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has reportedly demanded that club officials meet the wage demands of Antonio Rudiger in order to keep him at Stamford Bridge amid interest from Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.

The Germany international is yet to miss a single minute of Premier League football or Champions League this season, the only West London club player to achieve such a feat.

While the 28-year-old’s game time highlights his importance to former PSG, boss, Tuchel, the centre-back has just under nine months remaining on his contract at Stamford Bridge.

According to The Express, the German manager has called for fresh terms to be agreed upon with his compatriot as soon as possible.

The report claims that little progress was made during recent talks, increasing the chances of a 28-year-old star waiting until January to assess his wide array of options.

Ahead of potentially having the chance to sign the player on a free transfer, Tottenham Hotspur. Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are all believed to be keeping close tabs on the situation ahead of making a move.