A front page report in Saturday’s edition of Gazzetta dello Sport states Chelsea’s Antonio Rüdiger has said ‘yes’ to joining Juventus.

The defender’s current deal expires in June and his contract situation at the west London club has attracted interest from the Serie A side, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.

Juve chiefs Maurizio Arrivabene and Federico Cherubini have ‘managed to overcome fierce competition’ as the centre-back has said ‘yes’ to the four-year deal proposed by the Turin club.

It’s claimed a deal worth €6.5m net per year is ready for the player and taking the Italian tax laws into account, the Old Lady will spend €10m gross on his annual wages.

The former AS Roma man is comfortable playing as a left centre-back in a back four or in a back three formation, and this would suit Massimiliano Allegri’s tactics at Juve.

Roman Abramovich has been subjected to sanctions from the UK government and as things stand, Chelsea will not be able to buy new players in the summer. That, however, will change when the Champions League winners have a new owner.

Juventus took advantage of the Blues’ situation and accelerated work to sign Thomas Tuchel’s man on a free transfer.

The Italian club have been ‘perfectly successful’ in ‘overtaking’ Real Madrid and Bayern in the race for the Germany international as Rüdiger has said ‘yes’ to a four-year contract from Allegri’s side.