Revealed: Why Juventus called off move for Antonio Rudiger

A report from Italian media claims that Antonio Rudiger’s wage demand has caused Juventus not to want to talk with the Chelsea defender’s representatives, according to Sport Witness.

The report details the ‘shock request’ made by the Germany international to join the Turin club as a free agent in the summer.

According to ‘London sources’, he and his entourage would be ‘satisfied’ with a salary of €10m net per year. Apart from this, they will also want a ‘substantial signing on bonus’ of €30m.

Tuttosport make it clear that if those requests are genuine, representatives of the Old Lady would not even sit at the negotiating table and ‘won’t even have a coffee’ with Rüdiger’s agents.