Juventus and Chelsea are in negotiations for Daniele Rugani and Gonzalo Higuain, according to Sportitalia, in a double deal worth €100m.
Maurizio Sarri is finally now the Coach of Chelsea and has brought Jorginho with him from Napoli, but is only just starting the process of transforming his team.
Sarri’s style of football is complex, so when starting pre-season training so late, he’ll find it important to have players who already know his movements.
Sportitalia claim Fali Ramadani – who helped broker Sarri’s arrival – is in negotiations with Juventus this weekend.
Higuain had the best season of his career under Sarri at Napoli in 2015-16, shattering the Serie A record for most goals in a single campaign.
Rugani also worked with Sarri at Empoli for two years and has struggled for playing time at Juventus.
Juve want €60m for Argentina international striker Higuain, while the price-tag for centre-back Rugani would be €40m.