Thomas Tuchel’s expected arrival at Chelsea will come with expectation of him getting the most from the club’s German players.

That will be concentrated on Kai Havertz and Timo Werner, and Sky Germany heavily suggest Antonio Rudiger could also be set for a rebirth at Stamford Bridge.

Having been out of the picture for much of the season under Frank Lampard, the defender was recently brought back into the team, although he didn’t got off the bench for Sunday’s FA Cup victory over Luton Town.

Sky Germany report there’s now no chance of a winter move for Rudiger, and it’s even stated the player has had repeated contact with Tuchel in recent months. The manager was interested in his signing whilst in charge at PSG, so clearly rates the 27-year-old.

Rudiger’s contract with Chelsea expires in June 2022, so the club and player need to make a decision on his future soon, to avoid the prospect of a free transfer.

Having had a difficult season under Lampard, Rudiger will be hoping things go much better for him once Tuchel takes over.