Real Madrid players are reportedly expecting Antonio Rudiger to swap Chelsea for the Bernabeu in the summer.
The Germany international will soon enter the final six months of his deal with the Blues, as talks over an extension fail to bear fruit.
Rudiger supposedly felt ‘disrespected’ by Chelsea’s latest contract offer, and the centre-back can begin negotiations with foreign clubs in January.
According to The Telegraph, Real Madrid are growing confident of signing Rudiger, and Carlo Ancelotti‘s squad expect the 28-year-old to be donning the white kit next year.
The report adds that the La Liga giants are willing to fork out Rudiger’s weekly salary demand of £280k, and the Blues will not be held to ransom if the defender refuses to pen fresh terms.
Rudiger has remained an integral part of Thomas Tuchel‘s side despite his contract uncertainty, racking up two goals and four assists from 23 games in all tournaments.