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Chelsea started its summer time spending in earnest Sunday, because the west London aspect clinched deal value an preliminary €35 million to signal German centre-again Antonio Rudiger from Roma.

The 24-yr-previous signed a 5-yr contract with the Blues, in response to a membership assertion.

Roma confirmed the charge, which might rise by one other €four million if each the membership and participant activate sure efficiency-associated clauses.

Extra to return.