Rudiger dreams of joining Los Blancos, thereby handing the club an advantage in securing his services this summer transfer window.
Los Blancos are interested in snapping up the Chelsea defender in a Bosman move, and a move to the Spanish Capital could be possible.
In the past year, Rudiger has come into his own, going from a mediocre player for Chelsea to a first-team player under Thomas Tuchel. The 29-year-old has been a reliable defender, with his compatriot bringing the best out of him.
The German defender has made 196 appearances for Chelsea, scoring 12 goals and providing seven assists. But Chelsea is concerned about Rudiger’s future, especially considering they cannot sign new players or hand existing stars new contracts. Moreover, with the player set to become a free agent in the summer, the situation has alerted Real Madrid.
The interest from Real Madrid stems from the inconsistencies of their defensive unit this season. While David Alaba and Eder Militao are the undisputed first-choice centre-backs for Real Madrid, Carlo Ancelotti does not have another quality option at his disposal to feature regularly.