Chelsea to offer Antonio Rudiger new deal amid bright start under Maurizio Sarri

Antonio Rudiger

Antonio Rudiger is set to earn a pay-rise and a contract extension at Chelsea after an impressive start to the season under Maurizio Sarri, Goal reports.

The 25-year-old has established a solid partnership with David Luiz this season and scored the opening goal in last week’s 2-2 draw with Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.

The Germany international has more than three years left on his current contract since joining from Roma last year in a deal that could cost Chelsea as much as £34 million ($44m) based on add-ons.

However, the interntion is to reward his good form and increase his current £100,000-a-week earnings to come closer to some of the bigger earners at the club.

Rudiger has played 11 of Chelsea’s 13 games so far this season as Sarri’s side remain unbeaten going into Thursday’s Europa League clash with BATE Borisov.

Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante are also among those who Chelsea are keen to tie down with the Belgian superstar having less than two years on his current contract.

Marcos Alonso recently renewed his deal until 2023, but Callum Hudson-Odoi is another who the Blues are aiming to tie down.

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