- Chelsea transfer news sees Juventus defender Daniele Rugani get linked with a transfer to Stamford Bridge
- Latest Chelsea transfer news claims Gonzalo Higuain is also linked with a move to Chelsea
In today’s Chelsea transfer news, Football Italia have confirmed that Chelsea will have to cough up £45million for Juventus star Daniele Rugani after holding talks with the Serie A giants in Italy. As per the latest Chelsea transfer news, Maurizio Sarri has identified the 23-year-old Rugani as his primary defensive target after voicing concerns about the strength of Chelsea’s central defence.
Chelsea to sign Daniele Rugani from Juventus
Sarri’s late appointment means Chelsea transfer news had to accelerate their transfer business and Blues director Marina Granovskaia was in Italy on Thursday to speak to Juventus. The Chelsea transfer news claimed that the meeting between Chelsea and Juventus was primarily to discuss Rugani, as Chelsea believe the Old Lady are more than willing to sell Gonzalo Higuain for the right price.
Chelsea are still negotiating Higuain’s deal
However, Chelsea were told they will have to pay around £45m for Rugani and the Blues are unwilling to stretch that far, according to the Sun. That would put a double deal for Rugani and Higuain in the region of £115m – a heavy outlay for the Blues considering they’ve already signed Jorginho for £52m.
Juventus publicly admitted they’re considering selling Higuain but denied they’d received a concrete offer from Chelsea as The Blues will let Alvaro Morata leave to fund a move for Higuain but the club want £62m from interested party AC Milan.
As per the latest Chelsea transfer news today, Chelsea will look to complete at least 3 more signings before the start of the new season with Miralem Pjanic, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, and Daniele Rugani eyed as the possible 3 arrivals for Chelsea this season. Chelsea transfer news today also claim that N’Golo Kante is still a possible target for PSG which has prompted Chelsea to keep an eye on Pjanic or Savic as the viable replacement options.
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