The four teams in talks with Antonio Rudiger – with two favourites now not in the mix

Gianluca Di Marzio has rather lost his place at the top of the pantheon of Italian transfer gurus in recent years, but he still likes to get involved now and again with some juicy details.

Today he’s got more news on the endless Antonio Rudiger question.

It’s seemed inevitable for about 12 months now that the defender isn’t going to sign a new contract at Chelsea, but he always keeps the door open to staying, which in turn keeps fans hoping.

Speaking on a German betting show, Di Marzio’s quotes were picked by MadridXtra on Twitter. He named the four teams in active talks with Rudiger:

Juventus, Man City, Tottenham and PSG – leaving out Real Madrid of course.

That does make things interesting – we had expected Real Madrid and Bayern Munich to be the most likely destinations for the defender, so to not have either of them in the mix at this stage certainly gets our attention.