West Ham are interested in signing Chelsea centre-back Antonio Rudiger this summer, according to a report from the Daily Mail.

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It is obvious that Hammers boss David Moyes needs to add an established centre-back to his ranks at the London Stadium this summer.

Issa Diop continues to flatter to deceive. Meanwhile, Fabian Balbuena has been heavily linked with an exit from West Ham (Football.London).

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Antonio Rudiger (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

And Chelsea ace Antonio Rudiger could be an option for the east London outfit, according to a report from the Daily Mail.

 

The 100k-a-week 31-capped Germany international allegedly has Frank Lampard’s blessing to leave Stamford Bridge before the transfer window slams shut next month (Daily Mail).

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Antonio Rudiger (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

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The Blues signed Rudiger from Roma in the summer of 2017 for around £29 million (BBC). He has gone on to make 80 Premier League appearances for Chelsea. In those outings, the 27-year-old has made 93 tackles, 15 blocks, 72 interceptions, 252 clearances and 522 ball recoveries (premierleague.com).

The Germany international is a very solid all round defender. He would undoubtedly be a useful addition for West Ham. And his availability on loan seems to suit us perfectly.

It is noted by the Daily Mail, however, that the Hammers are reluctant to discuss a move with Chelsea amid their interest in Declan Rice.

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