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Alaba’s contract with Bayern Munich expired at the end of last season and he completed a sensational free transfer move to Los Blancos.
The 29-year-old Austrian defender, who can be deployed in midfield, inked a lucrative deal and is earning a reported £359,000 per week at Madrid.
Alaba had been linked with Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea ahead of signing for the La Liga club.
According to The Daily Telegraph, Rudiger tried to convince the former Bayern star to make the switch to Stamford Bridge.
However, the 28-year-old German defender could potentially line up with Alaba at Madrid next season amid uncertainty surrounding his future.
Rudiger is out of contract at the end of the season and has been heavily linked with Madrid, along with attracting interest from PSG and Bayern.
Talks over a new Chelsea deal have failed to progress and Rudiger is free to speak with clubs outside of England from January, with the Madrid target able to sign a pre-contract agreement ahead of a summer move.
The Telegraph reports that Madrid’s players believe that Rudiger will complete a free transfer to Los Blancos in the summer.
Rudiger has reportedly turned down a £140,000-a-week contract offer from Chelsea, which was a substantial increase on his current £90,000-a-week deal.
However, it has been reported that Madrid are prepared to make the Germany international one of the highest-paid defenders in the world with a lucrative offer.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel is eager to see Rudiger commit his long-term future to the club and called for “patience” amid contract talks.
“We absolutely accept and are fully aware of the importance of Toni and the role that he’s playing on and off the pitch,” he said earlier this month.
“There is no doubt about that. It’s true that nobody is bigger than the club and this is a team effort and a strong club.
“It’s not only about Toni and I mean that in the best way because we know what he’s doing and we’re fully aware of it. In the end, we need a bit of patience.”