He is keen to bolster the squad before the transfer window closes
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 have appointed Maurizio Sarri as their new manager last week after sacking Antonio Conte and also completed the signing of midfielder Jorginho from Napoli, the club’s first summer signing.
They have been behind in the transfer window in comparison to other Premiere League clubs but with the arrival of the Italian midfielder it is believed that it will finally kickstart their transfer plans.
Sarri wants to raid Juventus and sign three of their players, according to Corriere dello Sport.
The trio are Gonzalo Higuain, Daniele Rugani and Miralem Pjanic as those are the areas the 59 year old is desperate to bolster before the transfer window closes.
Pjanic joined the Turin side from Roma on a five-year contract for a fee of €32 million in 2016. He has been a mainstay in the midfield since then and is considered one the best midfielders in the world.
The 28 year old featured regularly for the Italian side last season, scoring 7 goals and assisting 9 in 45 appearances in all competitions and helped the club win their 7th consecutive Serie A titles.
Speculation over the future of Bosnia International has emerged in recent days after a meeting between the player and his new agent Fali Ramadani. It is believed that the English side have held initial talks with the player’s representative.
Higuain joined the Serie A giants from Napoli for a fee of €90 million paid in two installments in 2016 and has been a regular for the club.
The 30 year old was a crucial player for the Italian side last season, scoring 23 goals and assisting 7 in 50 appearances and helped his team to win their 7th consecutive Serie A title.
But the club are willing to sell him as they have completed the transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid. The Premier League giants could also use Alvaro Morata in a swap deal.
Rugani made his debut in Serie A back in 2015 and has impressed with the limited game-time he got. He has been 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.
The Italian coach has worked with the defender previously, when he was the manager of Empoli and he was on the loan from the Turin Side. He even tried to sign him for the Partenopei but the Serie A champions blocked the transfer.
The player is expected to have a very bright future and is regarded as one of the most promising centre-backs of his generation.