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Chelsea defender Rudiger prepared to listen to pre-contract offers

Chelsea defender Toni Rudiger is prepared to listen to pre-contract offers from January 1.

Talks with Chelsea have stalled after the centre-back was reportedly disappointed with their opening offer.

And he is now keen to keep his options open and will listen to offers from abroad in the new year, says Sky Sports News.

Despite his willingness to receive alternative options, a Chelsea stay beyond the end of the season is still said to be a possibility.

Rudiger's Blues contract expires at the end of the campaign and can leave for nothing if he does not sign a new contract with the West Londoners.

The Blues want to tie their star defender down to a new deal, but contract talks have been placed 'on hold' until at least January.

Rudiger is reportedly holding out for an eyewatering £400,000-a-week - £50k more than top earner Romelu Lukaku.


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