Antonio Rüdiger has had, by our count, at least two medicals already, one in London and one in Los Angeles, though chances are those reports were nothing more than everyone’s favorite kind of news these days, the fake kind.
Sky Sports are no strangers to fake news either — though in football-land we just call them rumors or reports or understandings or journalism — but maybe this time they’ve got their sources dialed in. Of course it’s BREAKING news, because Sky Sports only do BREAKING news.
BREAKING: @OfficialASRoma defender @ToniRuediger is having a medical ahead of proposed £34m move to @ChelseaFC, say Sky sources. #SSNHQ pic.twitter.com/ZiUPTDOvrO— Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) July 9, 2017
So, third time the charm for the Rüdiger medical? Could finally be a bit of good news since all other Chelsea transfer targets seem to be edging away from completion rather than edging towards it.
Presumably the medical won’t be an all-day affair, and if we’re lucky, we might even get an official announcement and unveiling later this day. Or Monday, at the latest. (Assuming this isn’t just another fake medical.)