Wednesday October 17 2018
Agent: 'Chelsea pushed for Rugani'

Daniele Rugani’s agent confirms “Chelsea made a very strong push to negotiate, but he never asked to leave Juventus.”

The 24-year-old centre-back had already worked with Maurizio Sarri at Empoli and was also a transfer target when the Coach was at Napoli.

“Chelsea made a very strong push to negotiate, Juve evaluated it, but the player never asked to leave,” agent Davide Torchia told RMC Sport radio.

“His objective was to earn his place in the starting XI. Juve believed in the player and we’ll discuss it during the contract renewal talks.

“It expires in 2021, so there is no urgency, but we cannot wait too long either.”

So far this season, Rugani made only one Serie A appearance and came off the bench in stoppages in the Champions League.

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