Chelsea are interested in Inter Milan centre-back Diego Godin and could use Antonio Rudiger in a part-exchange deal to sign the veteran defender, according to Il Libero (via SempreInter.com).
Godin only joined the Nerazzurri on a free transfer from Atletico Madrid in the summer, but he has found himself in and out of the starting line up in recent weeks, with manager Antonio Conte preferring Alessandro Bastoni instead.
It would be a big surprise, however, if Rudiger was included in any deal for Godin. The German international has returned to prominence in recent weeks after recovering from knee and groin injuries.
You also have to consider the two players’ respective ages. Godin is 33 years of age, and while the Uruguayan is still a decent defender, his value is not commensurate to Rudiger who is yet to reach his prime at 26.
Perhaps Olivier Giroud would be a more likely player to exchange, considering Inter are said to be interested in the Frenchman.