English side Chelsea have reached an agreement with Italian side AS Roma for their player Antonio Rudiger, according to SkySports.
SkySports have revealed that Premier League winners Chelsea have agreed to sign Antonio Rudiger from Roma for a fee around £33.4million.
The 24-year-old is set to finalize the deal next week, he will be having a medical on Monday, and is expected to sign a five year deal.
The Italian reports suggest that the center-back will cost £29milliion as an initial fee, further £4.4million on add-ons.
Blues manager Antonio Conte has been keen to sign a center-back because the Blues have lost two players in this summer window. Nathan Ake has signed a deal at Bournemouth, while Chelsea legend John Terry left the club after the end of last season.
The German could be considered as a long term replacement of Terry.
Meanwhile, Chelsea are set to join the race to sign Southampton center-back Virgil van Dijk. The Saints are not ready to sell their star players this summer. Liverpool and Manchester City are also said to be interested in his move.
Rudiger made 72 appearances for Roma during his two season of stay, he has also capped 16 times for Germany.