Real Madrid are now leading other clubs in the race to sign Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger on a free transfer, MySportDab reports.
Los Blancos have already had positive talks with the German about a summer transfer.
Rudiger has been in negotiations with Chelsea over a new contract for weeks now but it has not produced an end result.
Now, the Blues face a race against time to reach an agreement with the defender on a new contract.
Rudiger is one of four defenders at Chelsea that their future remains unknown.
The other players are of Cesar Azpilicueta, Andreas Christensen and Thiago Silva.
However, Brazilian Thiago Silva is more likely to sign a new contract extension.
According to The Guardian, Rudiger’s uncertain future has allowed Real Madrid to start talks with the 28-year-old.
MySportDab understands that negotiations Rudiger and Real Madrid is moving at a good pace.
Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich are also interested in Rudiger, but Madrid’s talks with the Chelsea player puts them ahead in the race.
Chelsea’s negotiations with Rudiger have not progressed in recent months.
Rudiger wants to be paid £200,000 per week in any new contract compared to his current £90,000-per-week salary.
He has already rejected to an offer of £140,000 per week from Chelsea and now Real Madrid are ready to meet his hefty demands.
As of right now, Rudiger’s relationship with the Chelsea has not been affected in any way.
He is still a strong personality in the Chelsea dressing room, and lovely by Coach Thomas Tuchel.