Manchester United legend Roy Keane is unsurprised that Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger turned down the club.
The German defender was linked to United and other teams in the off-season, as his contract runs down at Chelsea.
However, Rudiger has seemingly told his Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchle that he is heading to Real Madrid.
Keane told Sky Sports: “[Rudiger is for Chelsea] Huge loss, huge loss, obviously for what he does on the football pitch.
“He’s a big character, very, very good player of course.
“But I reckon what he brings to the dressing room and on the training ground day in, day out, he’s going to be a big loss to them. He’s been outstanding this season, the fact his contract’s been up.
“Obviously that’s probably motivated him as well to get a better deal, it’s not worked out at Chelsea for obvious reasons with sanctions etc.
“But he’s got a great move and I have no doubt about him, he’ll finish the season strongly, he just seems that type of character.”
Keane added on United’s interest in the player: “I guess they probably did try to approach him.
“I think they have done but he’s thought, ‘no, I want to win some trophies’.”