Why Everton turned down the chance to sign Rudiger during the summer transfer window

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Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti was keen on signing Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger on loan when the German international became available following the arrival of Thiago Silva.

Everton tried to sign a center half in the dying stages of the summer transfer window and made a move for Rudiger.

Despite Rudiger being available, Everton rejected the chance to sign the German centre-back due to Chelsea’s demands.

According to The Athletic, Chelsea wanted a £5 million loan fee for the season. In addition, the Toffees would have needed to pay all of Rudiger’s £150K-a-week wages.

The loan deal for Rudiger would have cost Everton £12.5million for the season, an amount Ancelotti deemed too expensive.

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