There is a twist in the tale in the Antonio Rudiger saga which benefits Chelsea!
The center-back, who was close to joining Real Madrid as per sources such as The Telegraph, is now no longer an option for the Los Blancos.
This report comes from Marca and top-tier journalist Mario Cortegana. He claims that the main reason for this change of heart is due to financial reasons.
The Chelsea center-back has requested a salary of around €240,000 per week (€12.4m per season) but Madrid are not willing to pay him that.
Discussions have not progressed with his representatives, and the signing has now been ‘discarded.’
Rudiger was reportedly very keen on moving to Madrid – we will have to wait for further progress on this saga.