Two days ago, Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel confirmed Antonio Rüdiger will likely leave Stamford Bridge at the end of this season.

The defender’s current deal will run out on June 30th and he’s set to part ways with the Blues as a free agent in the summer.

On Monday, we covered multiple claims which explained the Chelsea star is ‘getting closer and closer’ to Real Madrid.

It was also stated the Spanish giants resumed talks with the 29-year-old after he starred against Los Blancos in the Champions League, and, more importantly, lowered his wage demands.

El Chiringuito journalist Juanfe Sanz now provides more information on the efforts made by Carlo Ancelotti’s side to secure the Germany international’s signature, relayed by La Sexta.

Sanz claims Ancelotti, who has asked the La Liga side to bolster their defence, has set his sights on the centre-back. Before undertaking his signing, Real Madrid want to make sure Tuchel’s man is in ‘optimal physical condition’.  

To have more clarity on this, a representative of Real Madrid’s medical team is ‘going to travel to London’ in the ‘next few days’ to assess Rüdiger. Should the ‘medical evaluation’ be positive, then the club would proceed for his signing.

AS have also relayed Sanz’s claims in today’s newspaper.

The player suffered a cruciate ligament injury in 2016, when he was at AS Roma. The report states the ‘main objective of the medical expedition is to certify that there is no risk of relapse in that ligament’.