Chelsea blow! Summer defensive target set for Roma medical

first_img1 Stuttgart defender Antonio Rudiger Chelsea target Antonio Rudiger has arrived in Italy ahead of his medical with Roma on Tuesday.As talkSPORT told you first last week, the 22-year-old Stuttgart defender has been linked with a summer switch to Stamford Bridge but the Italian side appear to have played the trump card to get their man.It is a blow to Chelsea – who had been going toe to toe with Rudi Garcia’s men in the race to sign the highly-rated star.The Giallorossi are expected to tie up a season-long loan deal for the Germany international initially, with the view to a £15m permanent move at the end of next season.Roma plan to iron out personal terms with the defender this evening before the former Borussia Dortmund youth prodigy completes his medical.According to Football Italia, if there are no last-minute hitches in the deal, Rudiger will be available to make his debut in Roma’s Serie A season opener at Verona on Saturday.last_img

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