After Chelsea’s thrashing of Leicester, Thomas Tuchel explains the contract standoff with Antonio Rudiger.

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After Chelsea’s thrashing of Leicester, Thomas Tuchel explains the contract standoff with Antonio Rudiger.

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel claims that everyone at the club wants Antonio Rudiger to stay, but the defender’s future is still up in the air with just over six months left on his contract.

Thomas Tuchel has spoken out about Antonio Rudiger’s precarious contract situation with Chelsea.

Chelsea’s current contract with the German defender, who scored the opening goal in a 3-0 win over Leicester City on Saturday, expires in just over six months.

If no extension is reached, the 28-year-old will be free to speak to other clubs in January, with Bayern Munich and Real Madrid rumored to be interested.

Tuchel told reporters after his team’s win at the King Power Stadium that everyone at Chelsea wants Rudiger to stay, especially given his recent impressive form.

“It’s clear that everyone wants him to stay.”

“However, as I previously stated, there is sometimes a delay in everything,” Tuchel said.

“He’s been fantastic.

I’m hoping defensive performances continue to improve.

For doing the unseen work, they deserve recognition.”

Rudiger is understood to want to stay in west London, but he wants a better contract that reflects his importance to the team.

Chelsea has been looking for a new centre-back for some time, and a failed summer transfer for Sevilla’s Jules Kounde left Rudiger feeling underappreciated.

Both Rudiger and Andreas Christensen’s contracts at Stamford Bridge are coming to an end in the next six months, and the defenders will be highly sought after across Europe if the Blues fail to re-sign them.

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Chelsea moved six points clear of Leicester at the top of the Premier League table, despite the fact that their rivals have a game in hand.

Rudiger’s, Christian Pulisic’s, and N’Golo Kante’s brilliant solo effort put the game beyond Brendan Rodgers’ side, who struggled to gain any kind of foothold in the game.

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