Chelsea to hold talks with German Rudiger as Lampard wants defender signed up!
Reports have claimed Chelsea are keen to open talks with German defender Antonio Rudiger about a new deal.
Chelsea have had a brilliant start to the new Premier League season and are serious contenders to Liverpool for that Premier League title, which is a surprise considering that many had written then off at the beginning of the year.
However, there has been some talk over the last few month suggesting that Lampard may delve into his transfer kitty in the January transfer window and add a defender to his squad, with many believing that the club legend will need to strengthen in the next transfer window.
But in some surprise rumours in the media, it looks like Chelsea may be looking to try and save some money this winter transfer window by handing a new contract to Rudiger, who has been plagues by injuries this season.
The commanding centre-back missed the end of last season with a serious knee injury which saw him sit out the Europa League final win over Arsenal, but He appeared to have recovered from that problem by September but suffered a hip problem in the game at Molineux and has not played since. The German was forced to undergo an operation on his hip last week and is now expected to return to action next month.
Now reports on the Metro website have claimed Lampard is keen to tie his future down in west London, despite all the injuries of the German defender over the past few months.
Lampard spoke last week of Rudiger’s return to fitness: ‘He had an operation and he’s going to be out around three weeks, hopefully.
‘And we’ll see how the match fitness comes in then because it’s a long time Toni has been out now but I think it was nice to get something definitive about it.
‘We’ve been trying to find a solution, Toni’s been having some issues. It’s not easy for a player in that position, so hopefully we are at that case now and in three weeks we’re in a lot better place.’
Look Rudiger is not one of the best defenders in the game but is a solid performer, and keeping him at the club for the next few years will be a good move from Lampard to make, as he needs to keep this squad together and add a few world class signings to the squad.
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