Transfer news: Stuttgart's Antonio Rudiger not thinking about interest
By Thomas Zocher
Last Updated: 30/07/14 3:31pm
Stuttgart's Germany international centre-back Antonio Rudiger insists he is not thinking about the interest being shown in him from England.
Both West Ham and Newcastle have shown an interest, whilst Portuguese giants Porto are also said to be keen.
The Hammers even had a bid rejected earlier in the summer, but now they are reported to be reviving an interest - but the 21-year-old remains calm.
"It's fine to find out other clubs are interested in me. But my full focus is on Stuttgart," he told Sport-BILD weekly.
"I am under contract until June 2017 with the club and I do not force a move at this point in time. Of course, you never know in football. Still I am just focussed on my job and the new season.
"I have the best conditions to work at VfB Stuttgart, this will help me progress further. One day I want to come out for a big club in the Champions League. Anyway, this is still a long way off!"