Chelsea have agreed a £34m deal with Roma for Antonio Rudiger after suffering several racial abuse in Italy.

According to SkySports, The defender will undergo a Medical in Los Angeles as he is on holiday there after the Confederations Cup.

Chelsea are hoping to wrap up a deal in the next 24hours to strengthen their back line ahead of their participation in the Champions League next season.

The initial fee will be £30m, with add-ons of £4m, and the transfer could be announced today.

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The Germany international is frustrated with life in Italy over persistent racial abuse, an example was in their Rome derby back in March, the racial taunts from Lazio fans was so much that the stadium announcer pleaded for calmness.

Rudiger’s transfer to Chelsea will represent their first major signing of the season.

Meanwhile, Chelsea are still struggling to secure an agreement with Juventus for Alex Sandro.

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