According to the agent for Juventas’ Daniele Rugani, Chelsea has made a “pretty big offer” for the Italian international.
Despite the offer, Juventus are unwilling to let Rugani, who won the Serie B Player of the Year under Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri at Empoli in 2013-14, leave as they see him as an important player, according to his agent, Davide Torchia.
“I can tell you the truth about Daniele,” Torchia told Radio Vecchia Signora, according to ESPN FC. “Sarri holds the player in very high esteem.
“Chelsea have put their support behind this transfer the manager is asking for, and they have made a pretty big offer, which Juventus are aware of. On the other hand, Juventus have several times so far been very clear and have repeated their resolve not to sell the player because they deem him important.
“And they have consistently done this throughout these past years.”
Torchia says that the arrival of Leonardo Bonucci shouldn’t make things more difficult for Rugani in Turin.
“Should Bonucci arrive, they will need to share the pitch a bit,” he added. “I say that because, listening to Marotta’s statements in our jargon, it is translates as: ‘I have signed the player.’
“If Rugani remains at Juventus, his relationship with [Mattia] Caldara won’t be a problem at all. They are professionals and when Rugani arrived at Juve he had [Andrea] Barzagli, [Giorgio] Chiellini and Bonucci ahead of him. Despite that, he still had some game time.”