There is a ‘positivity’ that an agreement can be reached between Antonio Rudiger and Chelsea, Goal’s Nizaar Kinsella reports.
The Blues’ latest offer to keep the player beyond this summer was closer to the German’s £200,000-a-week wage demands.
Chelsea don’t want to risk losing too many defenders at the same time, with Andreas Christensen and Cesar Azpilicueta also nearing the end of their contracts.
Rudiger has not made a final decision on his future yet, with PSG and Real Madrid still keen on him.
Bayern Munich, however, have ended their interest in Rudiger. It’s Christensen now who they see as a primary option to replace Borussia Dortmund-bound Niklas Sule