As is always the case with transfer rumours, most of them will be like a rollercoaster.
Some reports over recent weeks, days and months would have you believe that Antonio Rudiger had already decided to leave Chelsea and join a new club, however this appears now to not be the case.
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BILD reporter Christian Falk has close links with Rudiger and he has published an update today that is a lot more positive than some of the noise you have been reading recently.
He says that Chelsea and Rudiger are now ‘in better talks’ over renewing his contract at the club, and that the player himself wants to stay at Chelsea.
— Christian Falk (@cfbayern) January 12, 2022
He will currently become a free agent at the end of the season if Chelsea cannot tie him down to a new deal, and he is free to speak to other clubs now. But this sounds very positive.
"I talked to Antonio Rüdiger last week about his (open) future: 'You won't hear from me until the day of the final decision.' He is very thankful to Thomas Tuchel. My opinion is: he will sign a new contract for Chelsea."
— Simon Phillips (@siphillipssport) January 12, 2022