Chelsea in ongoing talks to sign Antonio Rudiger

Luke Newton

There are apparent talks ongoing between Chelsea and AS Roma defender Antonio Rudiger, according to Sky Italian reporter DiMarzio.

The German defender, who has also featured for his national side, was once linked with Chelsea last summer. Now, after recent reports linking to Kostas Manolas, it seems clear that Antonio Rudiger looks like the front runner to join the Blues.

Rudiger's agent, his brother, is reportedly leaving for London to meet the Chelsea hierarchy, according to DiMarzio.