Rudy close to Schalke move, Rummenigge confirms

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has confirmed Bayern Munich is set to approve Sebastian Rudy's switch to Bundesliga rival Schalke.

Bayern Munich midfielder Sebastian Rudy   -  Getty Images

Sebastian Rudy is closing in on a move to Schalke, Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has confirmed.

The midfielder joined Bayern from Hoffenheim in January 2017 but has been pushed down the pecking order by the arrival of Leon Goretzka from Schalke.

Earlier this month, Schalke sporting director Christian Heidel rubbished reports Rudy was set to join them.

But last term's Bundesliga runner-up will soon sign Rudy for a reported €16million as a replacement for his fellow Germany international Goretzka.

"I can confirm that Sebastian Rudy has now had his medical examination in Gelsenkirchen," Rummenigge said.

"If he passes it and the supervisory board approves the deal, then it's done. I wish him all the best. He's a great guy, I have to say."