Antonio Rudiger has made 72 appearances in two seasons for Roma.
The 24-year-old Germany centre-back is set to undergo a medical on Monday and finalise personal terms on a five-year contract.
Sky in Italy are reporting an agreement of £29m up-front with a further £4.4m in add-ons has been sealed between the clubs.
Antonio Rudiger is a Germany international centre-back with 16 caps
Sky sources reported earlier on Friday that the Blues had begun talks with Roma to sign the centre-half, who joined the Serie A side from Stuttgart for £7.6m last summer.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has been keen to sign a centre-back this summer following the sale of Nathan Ake to Bournemouth and the departure of long-term club captain John Terry.
Not the top signing but still an improvement for the team, I think he will adapt very fast to the PL.
Agreed with Golazo on the fact he should adapt to PL quickly. Also, considering the fact that Chelsea got so many CB in its base formation and the fact Chelsea will get in CL next season, adding depth in this position is imperative. Wouldn't be suprise to see him and Zouma get plenty of playing time thanks to that and maybe even having him start over Cahill if he show sign of being an improvement.
How wrong was I, Zouma isn't even at Chelsea anymore. :( And Rudiger isn't really getting a lot of playing time isn't he? Still, I wonder, how was he when he did play for Chelsea? Anyway, Christensen seem to have played more game lately, does he fit the team better?
@Emo 9 games in PL, 3 in Europe.
@Golazo Well, okay, it isn't as bad as I make it sound, but was he any good? Does it feel like Conte is gonna give him or Christensen more playing time from now? Which would you prefer personally?
@Emo they dont play the same position, Christen plays middle centre back Rudiger side.
@Golazo Oh... :( Guess you are right, it just that Rudiger is more of a CB naturally so thats why I was wondering. Still, as he been doing good? Do you think he is good enough to keep playing on the side?
@Emo Yes he is a good player both for Chelsea and Germany even if he doesn't always play.
@Golazo Well, that good to hear, I just hope the lad get more playtime, I have big hope for Rudiger and Zouma. :D