LIVE Transfer Talk: Man United set to move for Rudiger


The 2022 January transfer window is open (find out when it closes here), and there’s plenty of gossip swirling about who’s moving where. Transfer Talk brings you all the latest buzz on rumours, comings and goings and, of course, done deals!

TOP STORY: Man United set to move for Rudiger

Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger looks likely to leave the club for free in the summer, as he has been unable to agree a new contract.

Rudiger, 28, reportedly wants around £220,000-a-week to stay at Stamford Bridge, with the club’s £140,000-a-week offer to renew last August reportedly upsetting the Germany international.

Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich have all been linked with Rudiger, but Man United could now enter the race, according to Marca, as their interim manager Ralf Rangnick has a “good relationship” with the star’s agent Sehr Senesie.

United signed Raphael Varane from Real Madrid for £41 million in the summer to partner club captain Harry Maguire in central defence, so Rudiger would have a fight on his hands to make the first XI if he were to move.

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