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Ancelotti wants Real Madrid to sign Rudiger

He is keen for the club to reinforce options in central defence

Antonio Rudiger is once again on Real Madrid‘s radar, as the Spanish giants consider a possible move for the Chelsea centre-back this summer.

Real Madrid had been monitoring the 29-year-old for months, but they were put off by his high salary demands.

However, Rudiger‘s agent has lowered the demands of a deal, and he is now very much a transfer target for Real Madrid.

Carlo Ancelotti held a meeting with Florentino Perez last Friday to request reinforcements to a squad that has performed brilliantly all season, but has certain areas of improvement.

One of the players that he has asked for is the Chelsea defender, whose contract ends on June 30 and could be the first player to leave in a potential exodus at Stamford Bridge this summer due to their financial troubles.

Ancelotti believes that whilst his options in central defence are strong, they could be even better.

Also, the arrival of Rudiger could see David Alaba shifted to left-back to cover for Ferland Mendy and Marcelo due to the pair’s injury record.

Luxury reinforcement and key player for European champions

Real Madrid are closing in on the 35th LaLiga Santander title in their history, and they are preparing for their Champions League semi-final tie with Manchester City, but they also have one eye on next season.MORE in MARCAAchraf: My departure from Real Madrid had nothing to do with Zidane | MarcaMarcaMbappe: If I had left PSG this summer, it would only have been for Real Madrid | MarcaMarca

Rudiger has played 47 matches so far this season, and whilst he did not enjoy his best performance in the first leg against Real Madrid, he put in a magnificent display at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.

With his contract coming to an end at ChelseaReal Madrid look set to try and secure his signature in the summer.

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