According to the Mirror, Chelsea told Rudiger that either they would sign a new contract with the team or they would be put in the cold.
It is reported that Rüdiger was told by Frank Lampard that he was an extra player in the team. He received the attention of Tottenham, West Ham United and many top European teams.
West Ham United believes that they have an advantage in the battle because the Hammers want to loan Rüdiger for a season. If Tottenham can't sign Skriniar, they will buy Rudiger.
Rudiger’s current contract has 18 months left to expire. The Mirror stated that unless Rudiger renews his contract for one year, no transfer will happen. Before losing to Liverpool's league, Lampard made it clear that Rudiger was not in the plan.
The report claimed that if Rudiger wanted to leave the team on loan, he was told by Chelsea that he needed to renew his contract first. The German central defender immediately discussed with his brother Sal and his agent and began to consider alternatives.
Chelsea are struggling defensively, and they have conceded goals in 4 out of 5 games this season.