Real Madrid do not have many options in the center of defense, as Eder Militao is currently out with a knee injury and only David Alaba, Antonio Rudiger and Nacho Fernandez are available.
That list could be narrowed down further as Defensa Central have reported that Bayern Munich coach Thomas Tuchel is very keen to sign Rudiger.
Tuchel regards the 30-year-old as a perfect fit for his system and he wants him as a replacement for Matthijs de Ligt, who is disliked by the manager.
Bayern Munich could test Real Madrid’s resolve with a €30 million bid in January.
It is not clear whether this offer would be enough for Florentino Perez to decide to sell Rudiger, but if he does leave, a replacement would be absolutely necessary.
Rudiger had a difficult start at Real Madrid after joining from Chelsea in the summer of 2022, but he has improved in the last six months.
He is currently a starter under Carlo Ancelotti, who will not allow the German defender to be sold under any circumstances.