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West Ham table Rudiger offer

Sky Sports understands that West Ham United have tabled an offer for Stuttgart defender Antonio Rudiger.

Last Updated: 14/05/14 at 16:13 Post Comment

Antonio Rudiger: Potential has been noted by clubs in England and Germany

Antonio Rudiger: Potential has been noted by clubs in England and Germany

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With 51 goals conceded in 38 games this season, reinforcements at the back are being sought at Upton Park.

It has not taken long for Rudiger to be identified as a top target and for an approach to be made.

A product of Stuttgart's academy system, the 21-year-old has enjoyed a standout 2013/14 campaign and earned a first senior international cap for Germany in a 0-0 draw with Poland on Wednesday.

His talents have now been noted by a number of sides, with West Ham believed to be heading a queue which includes Newcastle United and Schalke.

A £5million bid is believed to have been put to Stuttgart, with £2m worth of add-ons included in an effort to sweeten the deal.

The Hammers need to introduce some younger players to the squad. Our ageing squad is a worry. The board must be sticking with Allardyce.
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