- Blues director Marina Granovskaia, who is in charge of transfers at West London, is now set to add about £10m more to the initial offer.
- Juventus rejected Chelsea’s initial offer as they look for a better offer for the 6ft 3in centre back
- Sarri worked with Rugani at Empoli and has directed the club's eggheads according to reports to seal the deal
Premier League side Chelsea are ready to increase their previous £36m bid to £45m for Juventus centre-back Daniele Rugani.
According to a UK Sun reports citing Goal.com sources, revealed the West London side are eager to sign the 23-year-old Italy international this summer.
The Italian played under new Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri while at Empoli and is being rated as one of the future stars Italy’s Azzurri.
Chelsea’s director Marina Granovskaia, who is in charge of transfers at West London, is now set to add about £10m more to the initial offer.
The report suggested that Juventus rejected Chelsea’s initial offer as they insisted on a better offer for the 6ft 3in centre back to recoup some of their investment on Portugal’s star Cristiano Ronaldo.
The West London side won their first pre-season game under Sarri on Monday after overcoming Australia’s Perth Glory 1-0.
Spanish forward Pedro netted the winner for the Blues as Jorginho made his non-competitive debut against the A-League side.
Chelsea will now jet back to Europe for a fixtures against Inter in Nice and another against Arsenal in Dublin, before facing Manchester City in the Community Shield cracker on August 5.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously had reported that Chelsea are plotting a £89 million mega deal for Juventus pair Gonzalo Higuain and Daniele Rugani this transfer season.
According to a UK Sun report citing Corriere dello Sport sources in Italy, club’s owner Roman Abramovich is currently in Turin with agent Fali Ramadani in discussing with eggheads of the Old Lady over the deal.
New Blues manager Maurizio Sarri is eager to bring in quality additions before hostilities commence in the English topflight.
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