Despite Chelsea being in a continual state of crisis, which feels like the new norm, the Premier League club are still being continually linked with players.
The Turin media won’t let go of Gonzalo Higuain moving to Chelsea, and it seems to be an important part of Juventus’ deal-building for Cristiano Ronaldo. Juve will need to bring in some money and Tuttosport believe they can get €60m from Chelsea for Higuain and €40m for Daniele Rugani.
On June 27th, Corriere dello Sport reported Chelsea had taken their offer for Rugani up to €40m, an acceptable amount for Juventus. That would allow, in theory, the Italian to join up with Maurizio Sarri, who he worked well with at Empoli.
Higuain was good with Sarri at Napoli, so Tuttosport and others have convinced themselves there’s a reasonable chance it’s a goer.
Left back Alex Sandro is also linked with Chelsea today and his price has dropped down to a potential €35-40m.
Tuttosport don’t sound as confident about a potential Sandro deal as they are about the other two, and in their Tuesday newspaper it’s stated that once the Sarri situation is sorted out, the Higuain and Rugani deals will be much easier.
That would see €100m move from Chelsea to Juventus, by Tuttosport’s calculation, and Sandro could take that up to €140m. This all sounds like the best-case-scenario for Juve.