Juventus boss Max Allegri has told Chelsea that Daniele Rugani ‘is the future’ of the Italian club and will not be leaving.
With reports boss Maurizio Sarri is still keen to improve the squad in the coming transfer windows, we have ben strongly linked with a move for the 24-year old Rugani as reports emerged which suggested he was not happy with the lack of game time he has been receiving.
Reports emerging from Italy have claimed the centre-back had fallen out with Juventus coach Max Allegri over his his lack of game time this season, with Rugani only making two appearances for the Champions.
But despite the speculation he wants to leave, and despite the fact he has barely featured again this season, Juve boss Allegri has cooled such talk of a move away by hailing the Italian as the club’s future, stating: “Giorgio Chiellini, Andrea Barzagli and Mehdi Benatia have great experience.
“I have some great defenders, so I’m sorry to leave Daniele Rugani out because he’s our future.”
Could we still sign Rugani in the January transfer window?
Rugani is regarded as one of the best young defenders in Europe and his lack of game time is frustrating the hell out of him and his agent, so if he continues to sit on the bench and watch from the sidelines for the next few months, then yes we could seal a deal.
Sarri will have the backing and funds to land whatever target he feels will add to the squad, and even though David Luiz and Antonio Rudiger have started the season well, many pundits believe that the back-line will ruin any chance we have of challenging Manchester City for the Premier League title.
However, with Allegri desperate to not lose Rugani in the next few months, the Italian boss will fight hard to keep hold of the defender and that means his £30 million asking price could double, maybe even triple.