Germany head coach Hansi Flick has revealed that Antonio Rudiger is in competition to play towards North Macedonia on Monday after coping with a again damage.
Rudiger performed all 90 minutes of Die Mannschaft’s 2-1 World Cup qualifying win over Romania on Friday. Germany wanted second half objectives from Serge Gnabry and Thomas Muller to cancel out Ianis Hagi’s strike.
Rudiger was absent from coaching over the weekend, with stories in Germany claiming he was having bother overcoming a again damage and was a doubt for Monday’s conflict in Skopje.
Nonetheless, Flick revealed in his pre-match press convention that whereas Rudiger is certainly present process remedy for a minor again drawback, he’s nonetheless in line to function towards North Macedonia.
Rudiger has been within the type of his life in 2021, enjoying an enormous position on the again as Chelsea gained the Champions League on the finish of final season.
His present contract at Stamford Bridge expires on the finish of this season, although 90min understands talks over a renewal are proving problematic. Rudiger needs to change into certainly one of Chelsea’s highest paid gamers, however the Blues’ affords thus far have been manner under that mark.
Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich are each eager about Rudiger’s providers and he might go away Chelsea on a free switch subsequent summer season, whereas Thiago Silva may additionally stroll away for nothing. Andreas Christensen, who can be out of contract, is nevertheless anticipated to increase.
In the meantime, the Blues are prepared to affix the race to signal Villarreal defender Pau Torres, who was of curiosity to Manchester United earlier than they secured the providers of Raphael Varane.