Juventus Set Sights On Chelsea Star Defender Antonio Rudiger

With the January transfer window recently opening, Juventus are keen on bringing in the high-profile centre-back Antonio Rudriger from Chelsea to Turin. Despite various top-level clubs showing interest in the pursuit of the German international, the Bianconeri are eager to join the race in signing the world-class centre-back.

As of right now, Rudiger’s contract with the blues is set to expire in the summer of 2022. Despite Rudiger’s commitment to finishing the current season off at the Stamford Bridge, there is a lot of uncertainty circulating around the centre-back’s future.

According to Sky Sports, the German international and his representatives have rejected a proposed contract extension back in October due to the fact that their offer was half of the earnings that other top-class players at Chelsea were obtaining. As a result, this has opened the opportunity for many world-class clubs across the globe to open negotiations with the top-flight defender.

Despite Rudiger’s lucrative salary of approximately £140,000-per-week. the Old Lady are enthusiastic about the thought of having the German centre-back play at the Juventus Stadium next year due to his impressive resume. Since joining the Premier League giants in 2017, Rudiger has managed to make 166 appearances for Chelsea. Throughout his stay in Northern London, the 28 year-old defender has played a vital role in winning the FA Cup, the Premier League, and the honourable UEFA Champions League for the almighty blues.

Although numerous European giants such as Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, and PSG have already submitted an offer for the German international, Juventus are determined in tempting Rudiger to sign a pre-contract deal. Paul Nedvěd and many other club officials firmly believe that the 28 year-old can play a key role in bringing silverware back to Turin for the Bianconeri through his monstrous aggressive style of defending, his stunning ability to play with both feet when building out of the back, and his dominant aerial presence.