As reported by Football Italia, Premier League giants Chelsea FC could agree a £17.5m deal with Juventus for Daniele Rugani. Rugani’s future with the Serie A champions looks uncertain and the midfielder could be on the move this summer after his agent Davide Torchia had a meeting with the Serie A club’s director Fabio Paratici.
He joined Juventus from Empoli in 2015 and he has gone on to register 67 appearances across all competition, winning three Serie A titles and three Coppa Italian. The Italy international has been frustrated with a lack of playing time, however, with the forward only registering 22 Serie A appearances from a possible 38 matches in the last 12 months and Chelsea could capitalise on his situation with first-team football assurance.
Chelsea are keen bolstering the core of their team and will have to sanction a whooping £17.5m for his signing. David Luiz could be on his way out of Chelsea this summer which could free up space for a new arrival. However, Juventus might go against letting the defender leave, even though he’s not in their first-team plans, as they have an ageing backline that will soon need replacements.
The likes of Giorgio Chiellini (33), Mehdi Benatia (31) and Andrea Barzagli (37) can’t be regarded as long-term solutions for Juve so the services of Rugani might be needed next season.