According to reports, rumors that Chelsea centre-back Antonio Rudiger has agreed to a four-year contract with Juventus have been proven to be false.
After the news was revealed by Italy’s La Gazzetta dello Sport on Saturday morning, the German international was rumored to have agreed a deal with the Italian giants.
Rudiger, whose contract will expire at the end of the current season, has been linked with a number of clubs this year, with his exit appearing certain at times.
Despite the news, Rudiger has not reached an agreement with Juventus, according to Nathan Gissing.
The situation hasn’t changed, according to Gissing, since the journalist tweeted the following in early March:
“Antonio Rudiger’s situation is still very open. Toni is happy to stay Chelsea but only if the money is right.
“Man United, Newcastle, PSG, Real Madrid & Juventus are all interested. There are currently no talks between Chelsea and Rudiger’s camp.”
Rudiger was heavily linked with Real Madrid at the start of the season, but a number of other teams have since joined the race, notably Manchester United and Newcastle United most recently.
While the German international is connected with a number of big teams throughout Europe, he is unlikely to make a decision on his future until the end of the season and during the summer months.
He has always stated that he is not opposed to staying at Chelsea, but with the club’s current ownership situation causing worry among players and fans, an exit could be near.