- Chelsea have agreed in principle to sign £40m -rated defender Daniele Rugani from Juventus
- The decision to sign Rugani comes at the request of the 59-year-old incoming boss Maurizio Sarri
- Roman Abramovich is working behind the scene to resolve the impasse before the ndew season kick-off on August 11
Chelsea have agreed in principle to sign £40m-rated defender Daniele Rugani from Serie A champions Juventus, suggest reports.
According to the UK Sun report, citing Premium Sport, a big question mark is still surrounds Chelsea’s Italian boss Antonio Conte's future ahead of the new campaign as the Blues eggheads are closing in on naming ex-Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri.
The report further revealed that Chelsea’s decision to sign Rugani comes at the request of the 59-year-old Sarri.
The centre-back has spent most of his career with the Serie A champions since he turned 18 but spent two years out on loan at Empoli, from 2013 to 2015.
Interestingly, Rugani played for Italy’s Under-17 through to the first-team, making his debut against Northern Ireland in 2016.
Chelsea are yet to sort out the managerial head. Conte resumed pre-season duties on Monday at their Cobham training base but is still linked with a move away from the Premier League club as the club’s eggheads want to install Conte’s compatriot Sarri as new manager
However, he is still under Napoli’s payroll despite the Serie A club naming ex-Blues coach Carlo Ancelotti as manager.
Club’s owner Roman Abramovich is working behind the scene to resolve the impasse before the commencement of hostilities on August 11.
Chelsea tackle Huddersfield in an away opener in the new campaign before playing host to London rival’s Arsenal the following week.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously had reported that Chelsea have reached an agreement regarding personal terms with Juventus highly-rated defender Daniele Rugani, suggests report.
According to Sportitalia, the Blues’ eggheads are ready to deal in principle with the Serie A outfit regarding a deal for Rugani.
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