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Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly made Antonio Rudiger a significant contract offer as the battle rages on for the Chelsea defender’s signature.
Rudiger’s current deal at Stamford Bridge expires at the end of the season and he is free to negotiate a pre-contract agreement with foreign clubs this month.
Rudiger’s representatives have opened talks with PSG, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Juventus, while Chelsea remain locked in negotiations with the defender over a new contract in the hope he will extend his stay at the club.
Real Madrid initially appeared to be favourites to sign the 28-year-old on a free transfer this summer but negotiations between the two parties have reportedly hit a stumbling block.
According to French publication Foot Mercato, PSG hope to beat Madrid to Rudiger’s signature after offering him a deal worth around £6m per season.
The report claims Madrid have also made an official offer to Rudiger, which is less than what PSG have proposed.
However, the Germany international is said to prefer a move to the Bernabeu over the Parc des Princes.
Rudiger has played a key role for Chelsea this season, scoring twice in 27 appearances for the Blues in all competitions.
Head coach Thomas Tuchel is desperate to keep hold of the defender, who has now made 176 appearances for the club since joining in a £29m move from Roma in 2017.
Speaking last month ahead of the transfer window opening, Tuchel admitted he was unsure if Rudiger would be at Stamford Bridge next season.
“I cannot predict the future and I don't know if [Rudiger's] representatives are talking to other clubs or not,” Tuchel said.
“Of course, it is possible, it is January and he hasn't signed a new contract with us yet but we are in communication with him, the club is in dialogue with his people.”