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Real Madrid star snubs Chelsea to stay at Santiago Bernabeu

Eder Militao at Real Madrid
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Eder Millitao has reportedly told Real Madrid officials that he wants to renew his contract at the club.

Chelsea are dealing with a complicated personal situation in their backline. Three Blues defenders will see their contracts expire next summer, with the club hoping to find replacement options.

Real Madrid centre-back Eder Militao has emerged as a potential option for the Blues in recent weeks. However, a new report claims the Brazilian star prefers to stay at Santiago Bernabeu.

According to Marca, Chelsea will hold a meeting with Militao’s representatives in the coming days. However, the 24-year-old has no doubts about continuing his career at Real Madrid.

Militao is demanding a contract renewal from the club after developing into a crucial part of their backline. No formal talks around extending the deal have taken place, but the Blancos are reportedly keen to meet the Brazilian’s demands.

In case a move for Militao falls through, Chelsea will have to re-think their plans for defensive recruitment. The Blues might try to prize away Ronald Araujo from Barcelona next summer.

The Uruguay international has recently rejected Barca’s initial offer for a contract renewal. Several English sources have reported around Chelsea’s interest in the defender. However, the club is yet to open talks with the player’s representatives.

The Blues might still pursue a deal for Militao, even if they receive a rejection for their first offer. But as we come closer to the next summer, they might decide to push for a different solution.