Calcio Mercato and Alfredo Pedulla earlier reported about Fali Ramadani’s meeting with Juventus director of sports Fabio Paratici to discuss Daniele Rugani and Gonzalo Higuain.

The Italian journalist reported Chelsea are ready to offer €40m+ to the Turin club for the central defender.

A second report from Calciomercato has appeared with new information, claiming the two clubs are close to agreeing a fee, which will be €45m plus bonuses.

The FA Cup winners have tabled a contract for Rugani worth €4m/year, which is three times more than what he is earning at Juventus.

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Chelsea have travelled to Australia for their preseason tour and tBlues want Rugani deal to be ‘closed quickly’ as new manager Maurizio Sarri has expressed his desire to welcome the Italy international in Australia ‘as soon as possible’.

The report also mentions Rugani’s arrival will force one of David Luiz or Gary Cahill to leave Stamford Bridge in the summer transfer window.