Juventus are reportedly struggling to come to an agreement over personal terms with Chelsea centre-back Antonio Rudiger.
The Germany international’s contract at Stamford Bridge is set to expire in less than three months, and he will be free to go in July if the club fails to renew it.
Chelsea is unable to offer Rudiger a new contract due to sanctions imposed on current owner Roman Abramovich, and the likes of Barcelona, Bayern Munich, and Juventus have all been linked with a move.
However, just days after it was claimed that Barcelona would not meet Rudiger’s wage demands, Corriere Torino reports – via The Mirror – that the 28-year-proposed old’s price might potentially derail a move to Juventus.
According to the report, Rudiger wants at least an extra £2.5 million per year on top of the Juventus offer, as well as a signing-on fee of at least £2 million to make the move to Turin.
Juventus remain the favourites to sign the centre-back, who had a productive season at Chelsea, scoring four goals and providing four assists in 45 appearances.