Chelsea target close to extending deal with Serie A giants

The player was heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge

Chelsea had a busy summer as they were looking to bolster their squad after an underwhelming campaign, despite winning the FA Cup back in May. Maurizio Sarri was appointed as the new manager after Antonio Conte was sacked.

The 59 year old has brought players like Jorginho from Napoli, Kepa from Athletic Bilbao and Mateo Kovacic on a season long loan from Real Madrid during the summer transfer window. The Blues also managed to keep hold of key players like Eden Hazard, Willian and N’Golo Kante, as they were heavily linked with exits.

The London outfit have won all the Premier League fixtures so far this season against Huddersfield, Arsenal, Newcastle and Bournemouth. They are only 1 of the 3 teams in the Premier League to do so.

There were many players who were linked with a move to the Premier League giants and one of them who was heavily linked was Juventus’ star Daniele Rugani.

The Italy International is considered 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.

It was looking at one time that it was certain he will move to Stamford Bridge but the Turin Side didn’t have any intention to sell their prized asset and a move failed. Player’s representative even confirmed that the club had no intention of selling him.

However, it has been suggested that Sarri’s side could again move for him in the near future but have been dealt blow in pursuit of him.

Daniele Rugani is reportedly close to signing a new deal with the Old Lady, months after he was close to a move to Chelsea according to Calciomercato. His new deal will keep him at the club till the summer of 2025 and he will earn 3 million euros a season.

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