• Centre-back expected to have medical next week
• Fee could rise to £33.3m after bonus payments
Chelsea have agreed a fee with Roma worth a potential €38m (£33.3m) for Antonio Rüdiger, with the Germany defender expected to fly to London next week to complete a medical.
Roma had been holding out for €45m for a player they signed from Stuttgart last summer after he had impressed on a season-long loan. After rejecting Chelsea’s opening bid of €35m, Roma have accepted a package that will see Conte’s side pay an initial €33m (£29m) with an extra €5m (£4.3m) in bonus payments.