Our resident Chelsea supporting punters here inside the Football Transfer Tavern are looking at the news filtering in from Italian outlet La Repubblica via the Daily Star – with the publication claiming that incoming Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is holding talks over a deal for Roma defender Antonio Rudiger.
The 23-year-old is one of Germany’s best up-and-coming defenders and is seemingly on the radar of the west London outfit, as Conte looks to start his revolution in the summer at Stamford Bridge.
The Berlin-born centre-back has made appearances for the German national side, and it seems like the young man has quite a future on the international scene.
The publication claims that Conte is to hold talks with Rudiger’s brother, to get the ball rolling with regards to a transfer from Roma to Chelsea.
Our Chelsea fans over by the jukebox here in the Transfer Tavern feel this would be a fantastic bit of business for the club, especially with John Terry looking set to depart Stamford Bridge at the end of the season.
Our landlord cannot stop praising the 6ft 3 defender, and feels Rudiger and Kurt Zouma could be a seriously good partnership at the heart of the Chelsea defence next season!
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