Chelsea FC’s number one target to improve defence revealed – report

Chelsea FC want to sign Juventus defender Daniele Rugani in the summer transfer window, according to a report

Transfer Agent
By Transfer Agent
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte Photo: Screen grab

Chelsea FC have prioritised the signing of Daniele Rugani from Juventus to improve their defence this summer, according to a report in England.

Website Football.London is reporting that the Blues have identified Rugani as their number one choice to bolster their options at right-back in the current transfer window.

The same article states that Rugani’s potential move to Chelsea FC is contingent on Maurizio Sarri taking over the reins from Antonio Conte this summer.

According to the same story, Conte would be happy to stick with Victor Moses and Davide Zappacosta if the former Juventus boss remains in charge of the west London side.

Chelsea FC haven’t made any signings in the summer transfer window despite their disappointing defence of their Premier League title last season.

The Blues finished in fifth spot behind Liverpool FC and Tottenham Hotspur to miss out on Champions League football for the second time in three campaigns.

Chelsea FC managed to end a dismal campaign with some silverware following a 1-0 win over Manchester United in the FA Cup final at Wembley back in May.

Belgium international Eden Hazard scored the winner from the penalty spot to ensure silverware in successive seasons under Conte.

MORE: Latest Chelsea news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

Rio Ferdinand
Rio Ferdinand reacts to Arsenal’s 4-0 win over Norwich City
Gary Neville
Gary Neville names two Chelsea FC stars responsible for 3-2 loss at West Ham
Michael Owen
Michael Owen makes prediction about Chelsea FC and Man United next season
Rio Ferdinand
Rio Ferdinand reacts to Arsenal’s 4-0 win over Norwich City
Piers Morgan
Piers Morgan praises two Arsenal stars after 4-0 win over Norwich
Gary Lineker
‘Supremely talented’: Gary Lineker hails Man United star after 3-0 win at Brighton
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Paul Scholes
Paul Scholes reacts to Man United’s 3-0 win over Brighton
Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp provides update on Liverpool FC’s summer transfer plans
Gary Neville
Gary Neville names two Chelsea FC stars responsible for 3-2 loss at West Ham