It seems that every step forward we take in the Daniele Rugani to Chelsea story, someone comes along and drags it all back by two.

On Tuesday, Corriere dello Sport seemed rather confident about the Blues getting the 23-year-old, explaining a €55m offer had been made, which Juventus deemed an ‘appropriate sum’.

It had yet to be accepted since the Serie A champions were in the United States for their preseason tour, but the Italian newspaper felt confident it could happen when they returned.

However, Gazzetta dello Sport on Wednesday rewind things a little bit, claiming no official offer has been tabled, but that Rugani’s agent will tell Juventus about an offer of around €55m that Chelsea ‘would be prepared to present’.

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Should the Serie A side accept, then everything else is ready, as the centre-back has already agreed to a contract with the Blues in principle, and is ‘very tempted’ by an experience in the Premier League.

Despite this, there is also the belief that Chelsea need to sell before they can buy, and since time is limited in that department for them, things might get a bit tight.

What would tip the balance for Juventus is a double bid for both Rugani and Gonzalo Higuain, but Gazzetta make it very clear we’re nowhere near that stage yet.