Chelsea made offer for £80,000-a-week star but UCL giants refused to sell him

Daniele Rugani’s representative has confirmed that Chelsea submitted a ‘really big bid’ to sign the Italian defender this transfer market.

Speaking to the French television channel RMC Sport, Davide Torchia explained that Bianconeri did not want to sell the defender and with that in mind, rejected any approach from the Blues.

“Juventus have no desire to sell him, not even for a high price which, among other things, no-one in Italy could afford.”

“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.”

The Blues were heavily linked with a swoop for the player during the transfer window, before Juventus and AC Milan’s swap deal involving Leonardo Bonucci and Mattia Caldara.

The Blues has reportedly agreed to personal terms with Daniele, who was a player that Maurizio Sarri worked with throughout his time at Empoli.

However, following Mattia’s move to Milan, the Old Lady were refusing to sell two of exciting young defenders in the same window, which saw the deal fall through.