Chelsea close in on £44.6m capture of Juventus defender Daniele Rugani


Juventus are interested in signing the striker this summer and are considering opening talks with Chelsea over taking the Spaniard back to Turin in the coming weeks.

Fali Ramadani is said to be brokering the deal between the two clubs. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Pjanic the latest Serie A star to be linked with a move to Chelsea.

Juventus are prioritising the sale of Gonzalo Higuain following the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo at the Allianz Stadium, Goal can confirm.

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The Red Devils will kick off their 2018-19 Premier League season against the 2016 champions Leicester at Old Trafford. They say United see him as the ideal addition, should Mourinho decide to sign a new left-back.

The 59-year-old former Napoli boss takes over from the sacked Antonio Conte who led the Blues to league success in the 2016/17 season.

Sarri worked with Rugani at Empoli.

The defender was on top of his game as Juventus claimed both the Serie A and the Coppa Italia trophies under Massimiliano Allegri last campaign.

The Conte-out Sarri-in move has been expected for some while now, after visible friction between the club and the manager for the majority of the season.

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Reacting on the issue, Sarri noted that the Three Lions defender has a lot to give to the team.

When asked who he wants to bring to the club during his first press conference as Blues manager on Wednesday, the Italian coach said: 'I can not name names because I don't know.

Conte showed his tactical nous during his debut season in the Premier League as his Chelsea side became the first to win the title with a 3-4-3 formation, winning a then-record 30 of their 38 matches and going on a 13-match winning run along the way.

Sarri is the ninth coach at Chelsea under Roman Abramovich since 2003 with Jose Mourinho, Avram Grant, Luiz Felipe Scolari, Guus Hiddink, Carlo Ancelotti, Andre Villas-Boas, Roberto Di Matteo and rafael Benitez all been at the helm.

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