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Ricardo Rodriguez will stay at Wolfsburg until 2016

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Wolfsburg general manager Klaus Allofs has insisted that full-back Ricardo Rodriguez will stay with the club until at least the summer of 2016, reports the Express

The Switzerland international - who starred at this summer's World Cup - has been linked with a number of England's elite clubs, with the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham all showing interest in his signature. 

In fact, it's been suggested that the Premier League clubs could bid as much as £15 million for his services as they look to bring him to England. However, with the player's contract at Wolfsburg  not set to end until 2016, it appears that he's staying put in the Bundesliga for now. 

When speaking to reporters about Rodriguez , Allofs said: “Ricardo Rodriguez is under contract until June 2016.

“It doesn’t matter if we aren’t able to agree a new deal with him, we will not agree to an early departure.

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“Anyway, I am confident that we will be able to sign a new deal with Ricardo Rodriguez.”

It appears, then, that Rodriguez won't be heading to the Premier League anytime soon, and could in fact extend his stay in Germany with Wolfsburg. 

Free transfer? 

However, despite Allofs insistence that he expects the left-back to stay at the club, it appears that he would be willing to let the player leave on a free transfer in 2016. This could happen if Rodriguez fails to agree a new deal with the Bundesliga club over the course of the next year or so. 

The likes of Manchester United and Chelsea may then keep a close eye on any developments regarding negotiations between Rodriguez and Wolfsburg. With the player at just 22-years-old, he may be worth the wait, with Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho targeting long-term success at their respected clubs. 

Manchester United and Chelsea may yet, though, try and tempt Wolfsburg to part ways with the youngster in 2015, with duo Liverpool and Tottenham also keen spectators. It remains to be seen as to whether the German outfit would really be willing to keep hold of the defender if he opts against extending his current deal with the club. 

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