Antonio Rudiger reportedly feels Chelsea’s latest contract offer is a ‘slap in the face’.
Bild claims the defender has been left fuming after the Blues fell short of his wage demands by £60,000-a-week.
Rudiger, 28, has been one of Chelsea’s star men since Thomas Tuchel took charge at the start of the year.
He played a key role in last season’s Champions League final triumph over Manchester City.
And Blues fans were hoping his contract renewal would be taken care of promptly to prevent a free transfer next summer.
But Chelsea are now facing the very real prospect of losing Rudiger for nothing after another round of contract talks ended in disappointment.
It’s claimed Rudiger is looking for £10m-a-year, which works out to around £190k-a-week.
However, Chelsea are only offering him £7m-a-year – which is around £130k-a-week.
And Rudiger apparently feels disrespected by the gulf in figures, reportedly describing it as a ‘slap in the face’.
Bayern Munich are known to be circling and are rumoured to be preparing a mega-money offer worth £400k-a-week.
There’s also interest from Real Madrid and Juventus.