Sep 16 2018
Chelsea Handed Massive Boost In Their Pursuit Of UCL Giants Young Defender
Chelsea’s interest in young defender Daniele Rugani in the summer has complicated the contract talks between his representatives and Juventus as the star seeks more money from the Italian giants.
Rugani was on Blues’ radar during summer transfer window and Chelsea were in negotiations with Juventus to land the Italy international.
However, Juventus sold Mattia Caldara to league rivals AC Milan and it changed their plans regarding Daniele, who continued in Turin beyond the end of the summer transfer window.
Juventus are keen to tie Italian down to a fresh contract soon and were not expecting any problems in reaching an agreement over new terms with Rugani’s agents.
However, a total agreement is still missing and according to the Italian broadcaster SportItalia, Chelsea’s interest has changed the demands of the star and his representatives.
Rugani currently earns €2m per year at Bianconeri and the defender’s demands for a fresh deal are around €3.5m, with bonuses which could get the figure to around €4 million.
His entourages met Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici on Thursday, but parties failed to reach an agreement over the terms.
It looks like the Italian champions will have to offer much more than they were previously expecting in order to convince the central defender to sign a new contract.