4 players could leave Stamford Bridge as free agents in summer: Chelsea’s contract roundup

Chelsea’s recent lag in form is pushing them well out of the title race, the Blues have to think about what they must do to challenge for next season’s title.

A lot of that will come down to a squad reshuffle and thus, let’s take a look at the latest updates on 4 players that will be out of contract at the end of this season and will likely be exiting as free agents.

Andreas Christensen

The Danish international has missed the last few games after testing positive for Covid-19. Christensen’s new deal seems nowhere close to being done, despite early signs that it might get sorted quickly.

The latest rumours are all concerning, with Fabrizio Romano reporting Barcelona and Bayern’s interest in him, while Sport have suggested that he has no intention of renewing his deal.

Antonio Rudiger

Antonio Rudiger is simply one of the best in the team and has continued to improved his case for being named Chelsea’s best player on multiple occasions, which has led to Tuchel suggesting that the Blues are confident they will keep their man.

Timo Werner has expressed his belief that Chelsea can get Rudi to stay and Matt Law has suggested that the centre-back is willing to listen to Chelsea’s offer. The signs suggest that the German will stay on at Stamford Bridge but that is until he puts a pen to it.

Cesar Azpilicueta

The Chelsea club captain has been linked with a move back home to Spain a number of time during this year. Azpilicueta is now reportedly on top of the shortlist for Atletico Madrid, the La Liga champions.

Chelsea are apparently still trying to persuade Azpi to sign a new deal but it remains to be seen if he will. In any case, letting Azpilicueta walk for free would be unfortunate for the Blues but that is the tradition with the West London club.

Saul Niguez

Saul’s loan till the end of the season looked like that would be as far as Chelsea went for his services, but the midfielder stepped up with a pretty great performance against Tottenham.

There are suggestions that it still won’t be enough to improve Saul’s chances of staying at the club, but at least he’s managed to turn it into a conversation.

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