Chelsea complete £34m deal for Roma defender Antonio Rüdiger

• 24-year-old Germany centre-back becomes club’s third summer signing
• Antonio Conte still keen on Tiémoué Bakayoko and Alex Sandro

Chelsea have signed Roma’s Antonio Rüdiger on a five-year contract for a fee worth a potential £34m after the 24-year-old defender successfully agreed personal terms before completing his medical in London on Sunday.

The versatile Germany centre-back, who joined Roma on an initial season-long loan from Stuttgart in 2015, becomes Antonio Conte’s third summer signing following the arrivals of the goalkeeper, Willy Caballero, and the teenage defender, Ethan Ampadu, from Manchester City and Exeter City respectively.

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