Chelsea FC ready to pay €35m asking price for first signing – report

Chelsea FC are ready to meet Juventus' €35m asking price to sign defender Daniele Rugani this summer, according to reports

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Chelsea FC are ready to meet Juventus’ €35m asking price to sign defender Daniele Rugani this summer, according to reports in Italy.

Italian website Calcionews24.com, as quoted by 101 Great Goals, is claiming that the Blues are ready to cough up the transfer fee to complete their first signing of the summer transfer window.

The same story says that Chelsea FC are hoping to secure the signing of 23-year-old defender Rugani as Maurzio Sarri prepares to take over at Stamford Bridge this summer.

According to the same report, the west London side are hopeful of wrapping up a deal to bring in Rugani before appointing Sarri as the club’s new manager this summer.

It is also claimed in the same story that Juventus have already begun their search for a potential replacement, with AFC Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt being targeted by the Serie A champions.

Chelsea FC are beginning to be linked with a host of players this summer but the Blues are yet to confirm the signings of any new players ahead of next season.

The west London side are likely to be keen to significantly bolster their squad this summer, as they prepare to try and at least break back into the top four next season.

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