German arrives in London for Chelsea medical ahead of transfer – report
Antonio Rudiger is set to sign for Chelsea after arriving in London for a medical, according to reports
Antonio Rudiger has arrived in London for his medical with Chelsea ahead of his proposed summer transfer to Stamford Bridge, according to reports in the British media.
The Daily Mirror is reporting that the Germany international has jetted to the English capital to complete a medical with the Blues ahead of his transfer to Chelsea.
The same report states that Rudiger is set to join Chelsea for a fee of around £36m (£31m plus £5m in add-ons) as the Blues close in on their second signing of the summer transfer window.
The story states that Chelsea have been keeping tabs on Virgil van Dijk, Leonardo Bonucci and Jerome Boateng but have now settled on a deal to sign Rudiger from Roma.
The 24-year-old defender would become the Blues’ second signing of the summer after the west London side confirmed that arrival of goalkeeper Willy Caballero on a free transfer from Manchester City at the weekend.
Chelsea have been on the lookout for defensive reinforcements this summer after losing both Nathan Ake and John Terry this summer.
The west London side are aiming to significantly bolster their squad as they prepare for a return to the Champions League next season.
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