Maurizio Sarri will get to work with Daniele Rugani again, as it’s reported Chelsea are close to agreeing a €35m deal with Juventus.
There were already suggestions in Calcionews24.com that the Stamford Bridge side were prepared to push forward with negotiations.
Now Sportitalia claim a deal is practically done for €32m plus €3m bonuses for the defender.
Rugani turns 24 next month and is considered the future of the Italy central defence along with Milan’s Alessio Romagnoli.
He gets very little playing time at Juve under Max Allegri and is eager to reunite with Sarri, who worked with him at Empoli.
It’s a huge profit for the Bianconeri, who signed Rugani for €5m in January 2015 and left him at Empoli on loan until the end of that season.
Sportitalia suggest there could even be a double presentation for Chelsea, announcing both Sarri and Rugani together.