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Contract update on Chelsea defensive duo is not good news for Blues fans

Contract update on Chelsea defensive duo is not good news for Blues fans

Chelsea set to lose 4 defenders next summer?

Despite their success over the past 12 months, Chelsea could be set for a major rebuild next summer, as they are potentially set to lose four defenders on free transfers.

Cesar Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen will all be out of contract in less than 12 months’ time, and as of yet there have been no suggestions that new deals are imminent for any of the quartet, who have all impressed under Thomas Tuchel’s watchful eye.

With the Blues fighting on multiple fronts this campaign, all four are expected to play large roles as the club look to challenge for the Premier League and retain their Champions League crown.

The latest on Rudiger and Christensen

It appears that Chelsea have reached an impasse in negotiations with both Christensen and Rudiger, if reports today are to be believed.

Regarding the former, the reliable Nizaar Kinsella has revealed:

“Despite the Dane’s intention to remain in west London, the current offer would keep him among the lowest earners in the squad.”

Both defenders are allegedly keen to remain at Stamford Bridge, despite the fact that no contract breakthrough has been found with either.

Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has corroborated such claims, explaining:

‘Chelsea are still in talks to extend Rudiger’s contract, he wants to stay but no agreement yet.’

With the likes of Manchester City and Bayern Munich sniffing around, will the Blues be willing to match the wages offered by other clubs?

Read more:

Andreas Christensen speaks out on Chelsea contract situation

What Thomas Tuchel told Callum Hudson-Odoi before Chelsea’s win over Norwich

 


This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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