As per the reliable Jacob Steinberg of The Guardian, Real Madrid have held ‘positive talks’ with Antonio Rudiger over a summer move.
The center-back’s Chelsea deal expires at the end of this season and it seems less and less likely that he will renew it.
Madrid are now the favorites to sign Rudiger – they can agree on a pre-contract with the player in January.
It is reported that Chelsea’s opening offer was £140,000 a week and Rudiger wants an offer close to £200,000 a week.
There has been no ‘breakdown’ between Rudiger and Chelsea but the club’s hierarchy remains reluctant to return with an improved offer.