Date: 10th July 2018 at 3:24pm
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Chelsea have reportedly completed the signing of Italy international defender, according to Sport Mediaset.

The Premier League side, who are yet to announce any new signings so far this summer transfer window, have been linked with luring the Juventus centre-back to Stamford Bridge ahead of the 2018-19 campaign.

The 23-year-old, who has seven international caps for his country, scored two goals and provided two assists in 26 appearances in all competitions for the Serie A champions last season.

Rugani, who spent the 2013-14 and 2014-15 campaigns on loan at Empoli, has netted five goals in 67 games overall for the Italian giants.

However, Italian football writer Adam Digby claims Chelsea have sealed a €40m (approximately £35m) deal to sign the defender from Juve, therefore becoming The Blues’ first summer signing.

England’s Jamie Vardy in action with Italy’s Daniele Rugani (left).

There has been no confirmation from the club.

Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri is still being tipped to replace Antonio Conte as Chelsea manager ahead of the new season, and it is thought he is an admirer of the Juventus player.

Written by Dan Church

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