It seems that Chelsea’s failure to sign Daniele Rugani from Juventus this summer has only made things worse for future possible attempts.

As reported by Calcio Mercato, the defender, who’s back from international duty, should be ready to negotiate a new contract with the Old Lady.

Even though Rugani hasn’t been a starter for the Italian side, the website claims that his stay at the club has ‘opened the doors’ for a contract extension.

Calcio Mercato recalls a couple of times that Maurizio Sarri wanted to take the player to London, as they’ve both worked together at Empoli, but a deal between Chelsea and Juve was never found.

Even though there was money from the Blues on the table.

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Calcio Mercato claims that Rugani hasn’t agreed the new contract yet, but it’s likely that he signs a new deal which will run until 2023.

And if he does that, Chelsea will surely have a hard time if they try to get him next year.