Chelsea agree £33.4m deal to sign Antonio Rudiger


Chelsea have reportedly signed Roma defender Antonio Rudiger for a reported £33.4m fee.

The 24-year-old German international will undergo a medical on Monday after agreeing a 5-year deal with the London club.

Roma signed Rudiger from Stuttgart for £7.6m last summer and had been on Chelsea’s radar for a while. Chelsea recently sold Dutch defender Nathan Ake to Bournemouth for £20m.

Rudiger has 16 caps for Germany senior national team, and 72 apps for Roma across two successful seasons in Italian Serie A.

Chelsea had been linked to possible deals for Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk and Juventus centre back Leonardo Bonucci, but those deals were not successfully executed.

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