Thomas Tuchel sends message to Antonio Rudiger over his Chelsea future amid interest from PSG, Juventus, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is hopeful Antonio Rudiger will sign a new contract with his current deal set to expire at the end of the season.

Tuchel believes Toni Rudiger would have few reasons to leave Chelsea next summer amid interest from PSG, Juventus, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.

The German defender has enjoyed a resurgence under Tuchel after previously falling out of favour under former Chelsea boss Frank Lampard.

“I hope that they find solutions, but it’s not only between coaches and players, and what we wish for,” said Tuchel.

“And that’s why it’s between the club, the players and the agent at the moment. We hope that they find the solution and all I can say is he’s playing excellently, and for a long time has been very consistent, on a very high level.

“I feel him very calm and focused, and it’s not a distraction for him. So everything is in place, and give things the time they need. Sometimes it needs a bit longer, sometimes things are very fast.

“There’s no news from my side, and I think that Toni feels very, very good at Chelsea, he feels very respected by his team-mates and he feels the importance that he has in the team and in the squad.

“That’s well deserved because he delivers, he feels the love from the supporters when he plays. He’s in the strongest league in Europe, in a big club, so there are not many reasons to change that.

“But in the end it’s between him and the club, and that’s in good hands. I am calm and relaxed. Whatever has to happen will happen.”

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