Stuttgart have revealed that they are willing to consider offers from big clubs for their star young defender Antonio Rudiger, as reported by the Daily Express.
Rudiger has emerged as one of the top starlets in the Bundesliga since the start of the season, and Premier League rivals Chelsea and Manchester United are both thought to be keeping an eye on him ahead of a possible move.
The duo are thought to be considering a move for him in January, and Stuttgart boss Armin Veh has been honest with the press, suggesting that it might be difficult for his side to keep the player in the face of such significant interest.
While West Ham have also targeted him, the central defender will almost certainly only move to a side competing in or on the cusp of Champions League football.
Veh said: “Antonio is under contract until June 2017 with our club. The thing is, how much longer can we keep hold of such a player?
“He is willing to learn, has power and self-confidence and the willpower he needs to succeed.
“I understand that big clubs are chasing him. But a move will only be considered for Antonio if he joins a really big outfit. Otherwise, it would be better for him to stay at our club.”
Man Utd and Chelsea face off at the weekend, with Man Utd looking to bounce back from their 2-2 draw with West Brom.