Juve defender's agent sweeps away all transfer rumours: ‘Juventus believe in Rugani’
- Daniele Rugani remains a long-term target for Chelsea and Maurizio Sarri, a man he played for at Empoli
- His potential Chelsea swap has been fueled even further with the angry comments his father dropped on social media earlier
- Rugani's agent, however, appears to be more than confident that the Old Lady will be able to strike a deal with the 24-year-old
It has been reported earlier that Chelsea and Juventus have met repeatedly over the summer, but in the end, the Italian side took a stance and told Daniele Rugani’s agent they will not sell him.
Juventus are working to renew the contacts of Alex Sandro, Daniele Rugani and Juan Cuadrado. Sandro is more open to the idea of extending with Juventus. Cuadrado could stay at Juve for the remainder of his career. [GdS] pic.twitter.com/hZr5mjZnGR— Juvefc.com (@juvefcdotcom) August 22, 2018
As the team are already one-third into the season with Max Allegri preferring to field Medhi Benatia, Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini and even Andrea Barzagli over the ex-Empoli player, who has played in only three games so far, things turned sour as Rugani's father went all out on Max Allegri and Juve's tactical setup, hinting a potential move for Rugani is on the cards:
"There is no need to say anything, this face explains everything, but soon it will be history, and we will take back, with interest, all that he deserves. Vamos DR24, for me, on my life, the best Italian defender.”
Naturally enough, Davide Torchia, Rugani's agent attempted to interfere into the situation, sweeping away all Chelsea-linked rumours and reassuring the player and Juventus fans the deal will soon be finalized:
“The words of Rugani’s father aren’t a polemic directed at anyone or at the club,” Davide Torchia insisted on Radio Sportiva.
“They were meant as motivation for his son to win back his place. There have been many offers over the years, including from Chelsea, but Juventus have never wanted to sell because they believe in him.
Maurizio Sarri still wants to add another defender to his squad in January. AC Milan centre-back Alessio Romagnoli is a long-term target of Chelsea, says The Telegraph.— Simon Phillips (@SiPhillipsSport) October 10, 2018
Sarri has also been chasing Daniele Rugani of Juventus.
*cough cough ETHAN AMPADU! pic.twitter.com/aeNEsNlub5
“Sooner or later we’ll talk about a new contract, but the club will decide how and when.”
Rugani currently earns €2m per year including bonuses, but the new contract to June 2023 would be at €2.5m plus almost €1m in performance-related bonuses.