London: Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger agreed to join Spanish champions Real Madrid for four years when his contract with the club English will expire at the end of the season, Sky Sports reported. Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel said last month that the 29-year-old German would be leaving the club. Rudiger joined Chelsea from Roma in 2017, winning the FA Cup, Champions League, European League, European Super Cup and World Cup for club with the club Londoner. Due to the sanctions imposed by the British government on Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the club he will not be able to renew player contracts or purchase new players. Chelsea confirmed last week that they have reached an agreement allowing the transfer of their ownership to a consortium led by American businessman Todd Boley and which has the support of Clearlake Capital Group. Chelsea said in a statement that it agreed to sell for £ 4.25 billion ($ 5.2 billion) after obtaining the required approvals.