Antonio Rudiger’s agent is in London to finalise the AS Roma centre-back’s mega-money transfer to Chelsea, according to Sky Sports.
One can only imagine that Antonio Conte is in the hunt for defensive reinforcements this summer, with both Nathan Ake and John Terry departing to AFC Bournemouth and Aston Villa respectively without being replaced.
Sky Sports believe that Rudiger will soon become Chelsea’s first notable signing of the summer transfer window (sorry, Willy).
It is reported that the German international’s agent landed in London on Saturday to discuss personal terms ahead of a £34M move to Stamford Bridge. Sky Sports note that negotiations are at an advanced stage, and the deal is very close to being completed.
Rudiger would mark the beginning of what will, hopefully, be a very busy summer for the Premier League champions. By the sound of things, this one could be wrapped up in the coming days.