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Chelsea could be set to make their first signing of the summer transfer window with the acquisition of centre-back Daniele Rugani from Juventus.

The two-years Rugani spent out on-loan with Empoli really were the making of the youngster. He developed into a far more accomplished player, both in possession and in a tactical sense, as well as adapting to the demands of playing in Serie A.

Who did he work under during his time with the Serie A outfit? Coincidentally, Chelsea target Maurizio Sarri. Links to Rugani have coincided with Sarri’s imminent arrival, suggesting that there could be substance to them.

According to Sport Italia, the deal is further advanced than first thought. In fact, Chelsea are close to agreeing a deal with Juventus worth a fee in the region of €35M for the signing of the Italian.

Rugani is already thought to have agreed a five-year contract with Chelsea. All that remains to be ironed out are the bonuses involved in the proposed deal. We hope this information is accurate as he’d be a superb signing.

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