Friend of Chelsea target Antonio Rudiger may have let his buddy’s imminent transfer to the Blues slip after a post added to his Instagram story on Sunday.
Rudiger has been sought after by Chelsea for a while. The Stamford Bridge outfit attempted to bring the German to the Premier League last summer, only for a long term knee injury to halt any possibility of a switch as well as any chances of Rudiger playing at Euro 2016.
However, this summer, the Roma centre-half is injury free, and has been heavily rumoured to make the move to Chelsea – with many predicting it to be completed during the coming week.
Now his friend El Mero Mero Montana has fuelled speculation even further after posting a doctored photo of Rudiger in a Chelsea kit on his Instagram story.
Furthermore, he also posted photos onto his Instagram account revealing that the pair of them were in West London – specifically at Stamford Bridge, captioning it: “Next stop Chelsea”.
But interestingly, and perhaps even a bigger hint of Rudiger’s transfer, that post has now been deleted.
This news comes at the same time as the Telegraph reporting that Antonio Conte is on the verge of confirming a triple swoop of players that will cost the club a huge £125m. As well as Rudiger, Juventus’ Alex Sandro and Monaco’s Tiemoue Bakayoko are believed to be on their way to the Premier League champions – news that will sit well with Conte.
The Italian manager is said to have been frustrated at the club’s lack of transfer activity this summer, causing tension between himself and the board.