Chelsea interested in Stuttgart defender Ruduger

Amid the transfer rumours to acquire Everton FC’s defender John Stones, the Premier League champions Chelsea are looking for other options. Jose Mourinho is considering to make a bid of Rudiger from VfB Stuttgart.

Since the process of acquiring Stones from Everton is at an impasse as the Walton-based franchise is not interested in giving away the defender, Mourinho is considering the German central defender to ease the stress on captain John Terry and Gary Cahill.

The 22-year-old German international has been with Stuttgart since 2012 and has appeared in 66 matches in Bundesliga and scored two goals. The youngster has been on Arsenal and AS Roma’s radar for some time now. However, since Mourinho has come into the mix, Rudiger’s stock is up now. Mourinho is expected to make the £20m bid on the German before the transfer window shuts.

Rudiger has represented Germany six times in the international arena.