Report: Club make contact about ‘absolutely class’ Chelsea player they may try to sign

German club Bayern Munich may reportedly want to sign Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger ahead of next season.

According to Goal, the Bundesliga champions have registered an interest in the 28-year-old Blues defender. They have joined Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid in eyeing a player whose contract at Stamford Bridge expires next summer.

It is understood that Bayern have gone as far as getting in touch with Rudiger’s agent, but any discussions are only at a “preliminary” stage right now.

The report explains that Bayern view the Chelsea centre-back as a good replacement if they lose their current defender Niklas Sule, who is also out of contract at the end of this season.

In addition, the report says Chelsea are in talks about extending the centre-backs’s contract, although they are cautious over his demands. 

WAYNE ROONEY TO EVERTON IS A JOKE.

Rudiger has been performing like one of Europe’s very elite defenders since Thomas Tuchel took charge as Chelsea manager at the start of the calendar year.

Blues teammate Ben Chilwell described him as “absolutely class” back in June, explaining he’s been so impressive under Tuchel.

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Sorting Rudiger contract is a no-brainer for Chelsea 

For Chelsea fans, it’s a nervous wait to hear what happens with Rudiger in the future. 

He’s playing out of his skin right now and the talk off the pitch isn’t effecting what he does on it. 

The Germany international has looked flawless in his role as a left-sided centre-back in a back-three, which is why he needs to be kept at all costs with a new bumper contract. 

If Rudiger was to go in the summer, he would leave a gigantic hole in this squad.

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A sports journalist who graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016 and is a Chelsea supporter. Loves anything football or cricket related when it comes to England.