Rüdiger, from Chelsea, will sign for Real Madrid -Sky Sports

(Reuters) – Chelsea defender Antonio Rüdiger has agreed to sign for Spanish league champions Real Madrid on a four-year deal when his contract expires at the end of this season, Sky Sports reported.

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel said last month that the 29-year-old German would leave the club.

Rüdiger joined Chelsea from AS Roma in 2017 and won the FA Cup, Champions League, Europa League, UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup with the London team.

The sanctions imposed by the British government on Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich after the Russian invasion of Ukraine mean that the club cannot sign contracts or sign new players.

Chelsea confirmed last week that terms have been agreed with a consortium led by Los Angeles Dodgers co-owner Todd Boehly and backed by Clearlake Capital for the £4.25bn ($5.24bn) acquisition of the London club. Dollars).

The proposal has been sent to London and the Premier League for approval.

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(Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford; Translation by Dario Fernandez)