Player To Sign £77k-A-Week Contract As Chelsea Close-In On £44.2m Deal

By on July 24, 2018

The summer transfer window is in full swing and managers are working hard on their transfer targets so we’ll bring you all the latest gossip from around the globe. Today, Chelsea close-in on the signing of Daniele Rugani…

Daniele Rugani is expected to sign a five-year contract worth £77,000-a-week as Chelsea close-in on a £44.2m to sign the Juventus defender, according to the Evening Standard.

Maurizio Sarri is ready to step-up his transfer business having already snapped-up midfielder Jorginho from Napoli since replacing Antonio Conte in the Stamford Bridge hot-seat and a new centre-back is seemingly a priority for the 59-year-old coach.

Rugani has been identified as a prime target with widespread reports in recent weeks suggesting the Blues have been in talks with Juventus over a deal to sign the Italian international as Sarri looks to upgrade Gary Cahill – who’s being tipped to leave Chelsea this summer.

Rugani is considered to be one of the most highly-rated defenders in Italian football but he’s struggled to establish himself as a first team regular since joining Juve in 2013 as the likes of Giorgio Chiellini, Andrea Barzagli and Medhi Benatia are ahead of him in Max Allegri’s pecking order.

The 23-year-old spent two impressive years back on loan at first-club Empoli playing under Sarri between 2013-2015 but has failed to cement himself since returning to Turin having started less than half of Juve’s matches last season.

It’s led to speculation linking Rugani with a move to Chelsea and the Evening Standard claims the Blues are set to complete a £44.2m deal to sign the defender after seeing an opening £35m offer rejected by Juventus.

The newspaper says Rugani is expected to sign a five-year contract worth £77,000-a-week and is set to become Sarri’s second major signing of the summer transfer window.

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The Italian youngster is a commanding, ball-playing centre-back so he will fit perfectly in to Sarri’s system and I think he’ll prove to be an excellent signing for the west Londoners if they can get this proposed deal over the line.

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