‘From what I’m told’: Romano provides update after Rudiger's agents meet with Barca to discuss possible transfer

Fabrizio Romano has lifted the lid slightly on the interaction that went on between Antonio Rudiger’s representatives and Barcelona recently.

Speaking on his YouTube channel, Romano revealed that the agent of the Chelsea player enjoyed a positive chat with the Spanish side in regards to a possible transfer.

A man in demand

Rudiger’s mediator and half-brother, Sahr Senesie, met Barca officials on Wednesday to discuss the terms of a potential move away from Stamford Bridge this summer.

Senesie will certainly be a busy boy from now until the end of the campaign, as he listens to all offers for his relative’s services.

Thomas Tuchel’s champion centre-back is out of contract in June, with most of Europe’s top suitors attempting to lure him in their direction.

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Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus have all shown interest, but there may be others also sniffing around the situation.

Barca are the latest to throw their hat into the ring, as they aim to raid half of Chelsea’s defence.

A deal to sign Andreas Christensen is apparently nearing completion, whilst the La Liga title-chasers have Cesar Azpilicueta on their radar as well.

Could Rudiger be heading to Barcelona?

With Rudiger now on the agenda alongside his fellow club comrades, Tuchel might not have any defenders left at the start of next season.

Especially if what Romano says about Senesie and Barca’s exchange is true.

“From what I’m told, there was a good conversation between Toni Rudiger and Barca, but still noting advanced, still nothing close to being completed,” he said.

“Toni Rudiger has not decided yet where will be his future.”

Fortunately for Chelsea, Rudiger is apparently waiting for the new owner to be announced before deciding to change teams or not.

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Only then will the 29-year-old found out whether Roman Abramovich’s successor can present him with the wage increase he demands and deserves.

Failure to reach an agreement and supporters can probably wave goodbye to the German international forever.

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.