Bayern Munich and Real Madrid are growing confident of landing Antonio Rudiger amid his contract stand-off at Chelsea.
The Germany international has less than nine months left on his existing deal, and he could leave on a free transfer next summer.
Rudiger wants £400,000-a-week to extend his stay, but the Blues’ hierarchy are adamant that they won’t come anywhere close to that figure.
The board are reluctant to pay him more than £150,000-a-week, and this could urge him to sign a pre-contract with a foreign club in January.
Bayern and Real Madrid are closely keeping tabs on his situation, and they are growing confident of convincing him with every week that passes.
According to ESPN, both clubs are planning to make formal contact with the player when the transfer window reopens at the turn of the year.
They may not meet his reported wage demands, but are prepared to hand him a significant signing-on fee as part of a Bosman transfer.