Serie A star's agent confirms interest from Chelsea

The player has been heavily linked with the Blues

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 appointed Maurizio Sarri as their new manager 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 their managerial situation sorted, they will add more players before the transfer window closes.

The English side have been linked with Juventus ace Daniele Rugani for a long time and the speculations further intensified when the 59 year old was appointed as their new boss.

The Italian has worked with the defender previously, when he was the manager of Empoli. He even tried to sign him for the Partenopei but Turin side blocked the transfer.

The 23 year old made his debut for the Serie A giants back in 2015 and has been impressive 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 centre-back is expected to have a very bright future and is regarded as one of the most promising centre-backs of his generation.

Rugani’s agent Davide Torchia has confirmed interest from Chelsea for his client.

“The interest from Chelsea is there for Rugani,” Torchia told Radio Sportiva as quoted by Goal.

“Beyond the figures though there’s a technical question, neither the player nor Juventus have ever said they want a sale.

“The operation with Chelsea is separate from [Gonzalo] Higuain, each deal has a different cost and different dynamics.

“The two players can bring in different profits. Rugani is calm and happy, he’s at the pre-season training camp and he’s thinking about Juventus.

“Tonight he’ll play against Bayern Munich, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have offers, just that he’s thinking of his current club, which is at the highest level.”

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