Chelsea have emerged as favourites to sign Daniele Rugani

Maurizio Sarri is expected to move for him once he joins them

Chelsea are expected to overhaul their side this summer after an underwhelming Premier League and Champions League campaign last season. They finished 5th in the league and will miss the Champions League in the upcoming season.

The Blues ended the campaign on a bright note after defeating Manchester United in the FA Cup final but the club would like to add reinforcements in key areas in order to strengthen the squad for next season.

Antonio Conte’s future is still uncertain but the Premier League giants are looking to secure new signings as they want to complete the deals as soon as possible.

One of their priorities is to bolster their defense in the transfer window as their backline struggled the most last term and have been linked to host of defenders.

There were reports in the past few days that the club are interested in signing Juventus defender Daniele Rugani, who is regarded as one of the most promising and talented centre-backs of his generation.

The 23 year old made his debut for the club in 2015 and has impressed with the limited game-time he got. He is still trying to nail down a spot in the first team but has seen his playing time increase over the past year, making 26 appearances in all competitions.

Chelsea have emerged as favourites to sign Rugani, according to bookmakers. Numerous reports from earlier in June suggested that Maurizio Sarri will target a move for the centre-back should he replace Conte.

“Chelsea are the runaway 2/9 favourites to complete the signing of Juventus centre-back Daniele Rugani for a fee of around £30m,” wrote BetStars director of trading Ian Marmion in the Daily Star as quoted by Sportsmole.

“The 23-year-old already has seven Italy caps to his name and has established himself as a first-team player at the Allianz Stadium, however it now appears he is set to pack his bags for Stamford Bridge as the Blues look to rebuild ahead of the new season.

“Outsiders in the race to sign Rugani include Manchester United (7/1), Paris Saint-Germain (10/1) and Bayern Munich (16/1).”

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