Chelsea Submit Formal £35m Bid, Ready To Tempt Player With Bumper 5-Year Deal

By on June 26, 2018

The summer transfer window is open and managers are working hard on their transfer targets so we’ll bring you all the latest gossip from around the globe. Today, Chelsea are linked with Daniele Rugani…

Chelsea are ready to tempt Daniele Rugani with a bumper five-year contract after submitting an opening £35m bid for the Juventus defender, according to the Evening Standard.

The Blues are on the verge of confirming Maurizio Sarri as their new manager with the newspaper claiming that a compensation package has been agreed with Napoli and current coach Antonio Conte – who’s been demanding the final year of his contract is paid in full before he walks away from west London.

Sarri is already making transfer plans ahead of his arrival at Stamford Bridge as the Standard says he’s informed Chelsea chiefs that he wants to make Rugani his first major signing at the club.

The Italian international played under Sarri during his two-year loan spell at Empoli between 2013-15 and it seems the 59-year-old boss is now keen for a reunion in London once he’s confirmed as the new Chelsea manager.

The Standard claims that Chelsea have already tabled an opening £35m bid and are prepared to tempt Rugani with a double-your-money five-year contract worth £60,000-a-week in order to make the switch from Juventus.

The 23-year-old joined the Turin giants as a teenager and is now considered to be one of the most talented young centre-backs in Europe but he’s struggled to hold down a regular first team place in recent years.

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Rugani started less than half of Juve’s league games last season with Max Allegri’s preferred centre-back pairing being Medhi Benatia and Giorgio Chiellini so it’s believed the youngster is open to the idea of a fresh start.

However, he still has three years left on his contract so it remains to be seen whether Juventus are ready to cash-in just yet but Rugani would be an excellent signing if Chelsea were able to pull it off this summer.

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The Italian’s arrival would cast further doubt over the future of David Luiz with the Brazilian international tipped to leave Chelsea this summer after starting just nine league games during an injury-plagued campaign last season.

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