Bayern Munich are the latest club to have registered an interest in Antonio Rudiger
The Bundesliga champions join Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid in keeping tabs on the Germany international’s contract situation at Stamford Bridge.
Bayern have been in touch with Rudiger’s agent and brother
Bayern Munich are the latest club to have registered an interest in Chelsea’s Antonio Rudiger. The Bundesliga champions join Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid in keeping tabs on the Germany international’s contract situation at Stamford Bridge. As previously reported by Goal, the European heavyweights are monitoring Rudiger’s situation as he is yet to sign a contract extension with Chelsea, and his current deal is set to run out next summer. Bayern have been in touch with Rudiger’s agent and brother, Sahr Senesie, but the talks are purely preliminary at this stage. Julian Nagelsmann’s side consider the 28-year-old to be a suitable replacement for Niklas Sule should the latter choose to move on from the Allianz Arena next summer.
According to Nagelsmann, Rudiger has made a super development
Like Rudiger, Sule’s contract expires at the end of the season, and he has put extension talks on hold as he has not yet decided whether he wants to continue with the Bundesliga champions. There is, however, no hurry for both Sule and Bayern, while Nagelsmann has been pleased with the player’s development and feels there is no need for an additional central defender to be brought in if he decides to stay. “I’m generally not a big fan of talking about players who are under contract elsewhere, and besides, we’re outside the transfer period,” Nagelsmann told a press conference when asked about Rudiger. “I’m talking about him now as a football fan because he is a German senior international. He has made a super development.
Thomas Tuchel has handled him extremely well – he was still on the sidelines at Chelsea a year ago and is now certainly one of their most decisive players. “He has excellent aggression and is an outstanding defender. I haven’t spoken to Hasan Salihamidzic about it, and if I did, I wouldn’t tell you either! I just read that in the media as well. I’ll have to see when the contract expires, and then I’ll see if I still have money in my wallet!”