Chelsea have added fresh legs to their squad ahead of the new season as the Blues on Sunday confirmed that they have completed the signing of German defender Antonio Rudiger.

The defender was signed from Serie A side Roma for a fee of £34million and has been unveiled by the West London club.

He becomes the Blues’ second summer signing after the free transfer of goalkeeper Willy Caballero.

Rudiger will now link up with the rest of the Chelsea squad for pre-season once he is fully recovered from his Confederations Cup exertions.

Speaking immediately after the move was confirmed, Rudiger said: “It’s a great feeling because not every player has the opportunity to join a huge club like this," he told the club website.

“I am looking forward to meeting up with my new team-mates and I’m very proud to officially become a Chelsea player.”

The 24-year old will definitely give Chelsea boss, Antonio Conte something to cheer having been reported to be furious with the club after they let Romelu Lukaku slip through their fingers.