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Ex-Chelsea defender Huth: Just pay what's needed to keep Rudiger

Former Chelsea defender Robert Huth is baffled by the prospect of Toni Rudiger leaving for nothing this summer.

The German defender is reportedly eyeing a £400,000-a-week deal, which is £50k more than what team-mate Romelu Lukaku earns.

But Huth reckons it would cost them even more to replace Rudiger.

He told BonusCodeBets: "From a Chelsea point of view, do you give Antonio Rudiger what he wants and consider how much it would cost Chelsea to replace him?"

Huth added: "When Lampard was in charge, it didn't look like he was going to turn it around as well as he has done.

“He's been absolutely brilliant. In reality, what would it cost to replace him? It'll probably cost around 40-50 million to replace him.

"They know what he can do and he's been performing well.

“It's a good position for Antonio to be in terms of negotiations because all the top clubs in Europe will be looking at him."

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