Negotiations between Chelsea and Rüdiger have stalled and Real Madrid may well take advantage of the situation to steal the German for free next year.
Despite the arrival of David Alaba this summer, Real Madrid have not really made up for the departures of their two defense stars, Sergio Ramos and Raphaël Varane. The first, at the end of the contract, signed at Paris Saint-Germain, while the sale of the second to Manchester United will have brought in around 50 million euros. While waiting for the next transfer window, Carlo Ancelotti can count on the versatility of Nacho and Alaba, as well as on the excellent performance of the Brazilian Eder Militao, who practically started last year.
But the Merengues have already taken the lead and the name of the next recruit seems to become clearer. According to information from the Spanish media AS, Real Madrid are still confident about the Antonio Rüdiger case. A strong man of Chelsea last season, the German is under contract with the Blues until 2022, but negotiations around an extension have stalled, much to Thomas Tuchel’s dismay. A situation that makes the business of Real Madrid, which is already preparing the contract of its future defender, with the aim of concluding a new deal ‘à la David Alaba’ next summer.