But growing speculation that Rudiger would be willing to walk away if he’s not given what he wants has caused an ‘alarming’ situation at Chelsea.
Rudiger is not the only defender out of contract next summer with Christensen also a free agent in less than 12 months.
Cesar Azpilicueta and Thiago Silva face a similar situation, but it appears as though Chelsea are relaxed about their situation.
Talks have died down over a new deal for Christensen though after their initial offer during the summer months.
Christensen has indicated that his preference would be to stay at Chelsea, but it’s clear that he’s considering his options at this time.