Chelsea issues transfer warning to Rudiger

Chelsea Rudiger

 

Antonio Rudiger was told by Chelsea to either sign a contract extension or sit out in the cold, the UK Mirror reports.

The 27-year-old attracted the attention of Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham after Frank Lampard told him he should leave.

Although Spurs want him on a permanent basis, the Hammers are offering Rudiger a season-long loan contract.

But, unless Rudiger signs a 12-month extension, it is known that neither change will happen.

On his present deal, the German defender has 18 months left.

Before their 2-0 loss to Liverpool two weeks ago, Lampard made it clear to Rudiger that he is not in his plans for the coming season anymore.