Rudiger denies Chelsea contract talks

Amid reports of ongoing contract negotiation, Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger has dismissed the claims saying there are no talks at the moment.

Recent reports have claimed that Rudiger is currently negotiating a new deal at Chelsea, but the Germany International has rubbished the reports saying he’s happy with his current deal at Stamford Bridge.

Rudiger has formed a central defensive partnership with David Luiz under Sarri this season and has almost four years remaining on his current Chelsea contract.

“That’s not the case, to be honest,” Rudiger told Sky Sports.

“There’s no need because I still have three-and-a-half years to go.

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“There’s no speaking between me and the club. It’s also not necessary at the moment either with three-and-a-half years to go.”

Hazard was on target on Sunday as Chelsea maintained their fourth position in the league table, and Rudiger believes the Belgian playmaker is happy to either score or create chances for others to score.

“He doesn’t have too much ego, so if he sees someone in a better position he plays them in, and that’s fair enough,” said Rudiger.

“The way he’s playing is fantastic. We all know what he’s capable of and I’m happy for him. Every position he plays he makes a statement, he’s strong.

“He’s really doing a fantastic job. He’s a leader, he’s a good example, not by speaking, but by doing, so he’s very good.”

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