The race for Antonio Rudiger’s signing is still open and Real Madrid are back. Los Merengues were one of the early favorites to land him on a free transfer from Chelsea. However, they felt his contractual demands were too high, but things may have changed recently.
Corresponding brand, the defender’s agents have reached out to the Spanish outfit following the recent Champions League tilt. The Germany international was reportedly impressed by what he saw during the trip to the Spanish capital and would be happy to join them.
On the other hand, Real Madrid had previously resisted Rüdiger’s steep demands. Considering his salary and a mammoth commission, they would have to pay 55 million euros net over the next four years. Los Galacticos have yet to decide whether to supplement their defenses. They are in talks to extend Eder Militao’s contract and they might stop doing that.
Juventus are considered one of the top contenders for Chelsea centre-back. However, they have started to look around for possible alternatives. In the last few weeks, before the contacts with Real Madrid, Rudiger and his entourage spoke with Barcelona but they couldn’t reach an agreement.
The Blues aren’t out of the running either, but are on hold amid the upcoming takeover following the sanctions imposed on Roman Abramovic. Applicants have an advantage if the defense attorney makes a decision sooner rather than later. However, despite his contract situation, he would not come cheaply.