Rudiger sends message to Chelsea over Boateng transfer & reveals David Alaba talks


Antonio Rudiger has revealed he has spoken to David Alaba over his future and is willing if Chelsea want any information on Germany team-mates Boateng and Niklas Sule.

Thomas Tuchel has looked at strengthening in defence after replacing Frank Lampard and Bayern trio Boateng, Sule and Alaba have all been linked with transfers to the London team.

Boateng and Alaba are both out of contract at the end of the campaign while Sule has noy been a regular under Hansi Flick this season, with Chelsea reportedly in talks with the player’s representatives.

Asked about the rumours surrounding the three Bayern players, Rudiger told Bild’s Christian Falk: ‘If Chelsea were to decide on one of the three players as a transfer target, I would be available to answer any questions.

‘I know Jerome and Niklas very well and I’ve already had contact with David Alaba.’

Meanwhile, Rudiger has been impressed by Tuchel’s start af Chelsea and even labelled his fellow countryman a ‘tactical fox’ due to his eye for detail.

‘Anyone who knows Tuchel, knows that he’s a man who leaves nothing to a coincidence,’ the Chelsea defender added. ‘He works in great detail, Tuchel is a tactical fox.’

Alaba confirmed this week that this year would be his last at the Allianz Arena, with the player’s agent in talks with several top sides in Europe over a possible free transfer.

‘I have decided to do something new. It wasn’t an easy decision,’ Alaba said at a press conference on Tuesday. ‘I have not yet made the decision where to go. I have personally decided to see something new, to look for a new challenge. That certainly took its time.’

‘It’s no secret that my agent is negotiating with other teams. I am looking for a new challenge to develop myself as a person on and off the pitch.

‘Where can I continue to play football successfully? That will certainly be important in my decision.’


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