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​Chelsea begin contract talks with Antonio Rudiger

Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger is set to hold talks with the club about his future.

The German is firmly in the plans of coach and countryman Thomas Tuchel, and has played a key part in the team reaching the Champions League and FA Cup finals.

Rudiger's contract expires next summer, and the club are hoping to tie him down to a new deal.

According to Sky Sports News, talks between Chelsea and Rudiger's representatives are beginning.

No agreement is expected before the end of the season, but there is a will on both sides to agree on a new contract.

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