Chelsea had high hopes to land Juventus defender Daniele Rugani this summer, but according to his agent, the Bianconeri never had the intention of selling the Italian international. Rugani’s agent Davide Torchia revealed that Chelsea made an ‘unthinkable’ high offer for the defender, though the Serie A giants have no plans to sell the Italian.
“Juventus have no desire to sell him, not even for a high price which, among other things, no-one in Italy could afford,” Torchia told RMC Sport. “However, the player has never asked to leave. Only when a very important offer arrives is it normal to listen, but Juventus have rejected all kinds of offers to keep him in Turin.”
“Chelsea made a really big bid, which was close to being unthinkable for me, but Juventus didn’t relent”, he added. “Sami Khedira played only 10 more games than Daniele last season. I think Rugani can play even more this season.” Juventus did re-sign Leonardo Bonucci from AC Milan, who is expected to feature next to club captain Giorgio Chiellini in the heart of the defense.