Bayern Munich are prepared to entice Antonio Rudiger by offering him a pay packet which is double what he earns at Chelsea, according to Bild.

A few days ago, the 28-year-old insisted that he remains happy and focused at Chelsea, despite the uncertainty over his future at Stamford Bridge.

His comments, however, also suggest that he had yet to reach an agreement with Chelsea over a new deal.

The Athletic previously claims Rudiger is looking for a new deal worth £200,000-a-week or roughly £10million-a-year, which is double that of his current £100,000-a-week salary.

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The Blues, on the other hand, were reportedly only willing to offer £140,000-a-week.

Interestingly, a report from the Daily Mail mentioned that Rudiger is currently the third highest-paid defender at Chelsea, behind only Cesar Azpilicueta and Ben Chilwell on £150,000-a-week and £190,000-a-week, respectively.

Although, based on recent reports, it is easy to see why the centre-back seemingly would not budge.

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Bayern reportedly prepared to meet Rudiger’s demands while Chelsea fell short

Rudiger, who will be able to speak to foreign clubs from January onwards, seems to have attracted interest from European clubs who are willing to meet his demands.

 

Earlier this month, Calciomercato claimed Real Madrid are ready to meet his £10m-a-year wage demands.

Bild has now reported that Bayern Munich could “easily” make a similar offer.

The report also mentioned that Rudiger would still prefer to stay in west London, where he feels at home.

But his staying beyond the summer likely depends on whether Chelsea would come back to his agent with an improved offer.

Rudiger aside, the Blues have reportedly also faced some problems in contract negotiations with Andreas Christensen.

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