Chelsea in talks for Rüdiger

Gianluca Di Marzio reports that Chelsea and Roma are in talks regarding defender Antonio Rüdiger.

The German has been drawing interest throughout Europe and has been in the crosshairs of Chelsea since last summer. Antonio Conte really likes the player and now the two clubs are engaged in talks for the highly rated defender. With the move of Manolas to Zenit having collapsed, the Greek defender is more likely to remain. Rudiger’s brother, who also serves as his agent, is in route to London to hold talks with Chelsea.

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