Antonio Rüdiger has set the terms for him to stay as a Chelsea player.
The 28-year-old is in the final six months of his contract at Stamford Bridge and is now available to hold talks with foreign clubs and even sign a pre-contract agreement with them.
The West London club still have hopes of tying him down to a new deal, but it has been revealed that the price he expects is to be offered a higher weekly wage than any other player at the club.
Rüdiger was apparently infuriated when, during initial negotiations with the club, he was offered less than the new deal when is being proposed for Mason Mount.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid, who are the favourites to sign him at the send of the season, have been told that he is looking for a signing-on fee of more than is looking for the an #16 million to join them as a free agent.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.