Juventus defender Daniele Rugani looks set to join Chelsea on a £35m move as the deal “is virtually done”, Premium Sport journalist Paolo Bargiggia claimed today.
Maurizio Sarri, who’s expected in London in the next few days to complete his takeover at the club, has reportedly pointed out the centre-back as first transfer target ahead of next season.
Standard Sport understand Chelsea are willing to offer a £60-per-week contract to secure a deal for the 23-year-old defender.
Rugani ended 2014/15 campaign without getting a single yellow card in 38 Serie A games with Empoli under Maurizio Sarri’s management.
@juventusfc ha ceduto @DanieleRugani al @ChelseaFC per 40 mln. Venerdì festa di saluti del giocatore a Lucca con amici. @Miralem_Pjanic rinnova e resta. @sturaro_stefano trattativa con @FoxesofLCFC @PremiumSportHD
— Paolo Bargiggia (@Paolo_Bargiggia) July 10, 2018
“It is obvious to say that the Sarri question must first be resolved, then proceed with the negotiations and make them more or less concrete,” Rugani’s agent told Sportitalia earlier last week, when the uncertainty around Sarri‘s future was stopping a potential move to Chelsea.
Juventus signed Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid on a €105m move today, and this could mean some players might leave the Serie A champions.