Bayern Munich coach responds to Rudiger transfer links

Bayern Munich coach responds to Rudiger transfer links

Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann has distanced himself from reports linking Chelsea defender with a move to the Bundesliga giants. 

Rudiger is out of contract next summer and the defender is yet to sign a contract extension with Chelsea. The Germany international has been linked with a move to Munich with Bild reporter Christian Falk claiming the club has contact Rudiger's brother and agent Sahr Senesie.

Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are also rumored to be eyeing up a move for the 28-year-old.

Nagelsmann was reluctant to express an interest in the defender but did indicate he would be happy to sign him if his contract is able to expire.

"I’m generally not a big fan of talking about players who are under contract elsewhere, and besides, we’re outside the transfer period," he said in a press conference. 

"I’m talking about him now as a football fan because he is a German senior international. He has made a super development. Thomas [Tuchel] has handled him extremely well – he was still on the sidelines at Chelsea a year ago and is now certainly one of their most decisive players."

"He has incredibly good aggression and is a very good defender. I haven’t spoken to Brazzo (Hasan Salihamidzic) about it and if I did, I wouldn’t tell you either!"

"I just read that in the media as well. I’ll have to see when the contract expires and then I’ll see if I still have money in my wallet!"

Further reports claim that Rudiger has been offered around £140,000-per-week which is a "good increase on what he's on," but it would seem that he is after more.

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