Chelsea managed a 1-0 win over West Ham United at the weekend and Antonio Rüdiger missed the tie due to an injury.

After the Blues’ latest win, Thomas Tuchel suggested the defender will leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the current season. His contract expires on June 30th.

Real Madrid and Juventus are among the clubs to have been credited with an interest in the Chelsea star.

Gianluca di Marzio explains the 29-year-old is ‘getting closer and closer’ to wearing Los Blancos’ shirt, after the latest comments from the west London club’s manager and the ‘advanced negotiations’ carried out in the last few days.

The La Liga side ‘came very close’ to meeting the Germany international’s high demands, beating all other competitors in the process. There is ‘optimism’ for the Chelsea man to end up at the Bernabéu next season.

Gianluca di Marzio doesn’t provide the details of the deal offered by the Spanish giants to the player. These figures are discussed by as they state the agreement between Carlo Ancelotti’s side and the former AS Roma man is ‘getting closer and closer’.

Real Madrid resumed talks with Rüdiger’s entourage after he impressed for Chelsea in their two Champions League fixtures against the La Liga side. In addition to this, he has also lowered his salary request.

The report further explains ‘contacts are constant’ between the two parties, who are ‘one step away’ from reaching an agreement. This includes a deal worth €10m per year plus bonuses. 

The deal is ‘now one step away from closure’.

Monday’s edition of Mundo Deportivo explains that Real Madrid ‘comfortably lead the race’ to sign the German, despite the interest shown by Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich.