Antonio Rudiger tipped for Liverpool transfer as Chelsea plan for life without defender

Antonio Rudiger scored the winning goal against Spurs
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He said on Sky Sports: "I look at my team, Liverpool. You can imagine him alongside Van Dijk.

"He’s a free transfer in the summer, not going to cost you any money. Just obviously a massive wage is what he will want."

Redknapp reckons Rudiger is one of a kind as he praised his ability to put his body on the line at every opportunity.

He added: "There's not many like him in world football. A lot of centre-backs now, they're nice.

"Not many of them are going to be aggressive, kick you, be in for a fight every time you play against them. That's what Rudiger brings.

"He's a one-off to that extent. If you're Chelsea, you're doing everything (to keep him). But from his point of view he's in a good position, everyone will want him.

"Since Thomas Tuchel came in he's been a revelation. One of the reasons is that back three and certainly because of him."

Chelsea are desperately trying to keep a hold of Rudiger, but they might need to consider the possibility he is moving on next season.

Jamie Redknapp reckons Liverpool could try and sign Rudiger
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And it seems they are starting to prepare for life potentially without him as Tuchel's men were linked with two centre-backs this week.

L'Equipe claims the Blues are set to revive their interest in Sevilla defender Jules Kounde, who they 'have not lost sight' of after talks broke down over a move in the summer window.

Chelsea are also looking at on Presnel Kimpembe who has yet to commit his future to Paris Saint-Germain.