Wolverhampton Wanderers may revive their interest in Juventus’ Daniele Rugani this summer, although they face competition from Arsenal for his signature.
Tuttosport report that the defender is one of the ‘possible departures’ for Juventus this summer who could sacrifice him to make ‘capital gains’ in a summer where finances will be tight.
He could be used in a swap deal for Fiorentina’s Federico Chiesa, but the newspaper says he is ‘coveted’ in England, with Arsenal and Wolves both interested.
They were keen on the defender last summer when it looked like he could move over a lack of playing time, but ultimately he ended up staying to fight for his place.
Their interest has not gone away, though, and this year could be their chance to get him should Juventus decide to sell.
Arsenal, for their part, are known to be on the hunt for a centre back this summer, even though William Saliba is set to arrive after sealing a deal last year.
It is Wolves’ interest that Tuttosport push the most, though, with the suggestion being that Rugani could be used in a deal for striker Raúl Jiménez.
The Mexican striker has been in red-hot form this season, scoring 22 goals in 44 games so far, and that has alerted several big clubs around Europe.
Juventus are apparently one of them and have already been linked with making a big move this summer.
Their interest is confirmed here, Tuttsport explaining that the striker is on the list of possible strikers Fabio Paratici could target as they look for extra firepower.
Should they move for him, he’s likely to have a significant asking price, therefore using Rugani to bring that fee down and give Wolves a player they’ve long been interested in, could make sense for all parties involved.