The German international is reportedly considering leaving Stamford Bridge in 2022, and the Catalans are keeping a close watch on his situation.
Rudiger was an important member of Chelsea's Champions League-winning defensive line. The London-based side has also had a strong start to their season this time around, and they hope to add to their list of achievements.
However, Thomas Tuchel is believed to be dissatisfied with the quality of the defence, The management wants to sign Jules Kounde from La Liga to strengthen the defence, and it's likely that Rudiger will be displaced. Having said that, the player may be open to leaving the club.
For the past few seasons, Barcelona's defense has been the team's Achilles heel. Gerard Pique is not getting any younger, while other promising players like Samuel Umtiti and Clement Lenglet have faded quickly after their peaks.
In the middle of defensive chaos, Ronald Araujo points at a bright future. However, Eric Garcia has failed to establish himself, and the Catalans could turn to other options.
However, the club's financial predicament does not help their cause. Signing Rudiger would undoubtedly help the defense, but given the restrictions, it remains to be seen if an economic agreement can be reached.
Apart from the Blaugrana, Juventus and Tottenham Hotspurs are believed to be interested in the German defender.
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