Antonio Rudiger to Chelsea: Agent in London to finalise £34m transfer

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has been keen to reinforce his defensive options and will be delighted with the capture of Rudiger.The 24-year-old is known to have touched down in London to undergo a medical ahead of a £34 million switch, and now appears to have penned terms on his contract too.The Blues have already reached an agreement with Roma.Roma defender Antonio Rudiger has completed his move to Chelsea and signed a five-year contract.The Germany global has tied up his move to Stamford Bridge following his nation’s Confederations Cup triumph.The Premier League champions have been linked with Juventus centre-half Leonardo Bonucci, Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk and Kostas Manolas of Roma.German football expert Raphael Honigstein reckons Rudiger’s move to Chelsea makes sense as Conte favours a three-at-the-back formation.Chelsea began their summer recruitment with the acquisition of free agent goalkeeper Willy Caballero at the beginning of July, but suffered a setback when Manchester United beat them to the £75m signing of Romelu Lukaku from Everton.Liam is ESPN FC’s Chelsea correspondent.