Rugani's agent confirms Chelsea's interest in Juventus defender

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The young Italian is wanted by Maurizio Sarri's Premier League side, according to Davide Torchia

Daniele Rugani's agent Davide Torchia confirmed Chelsea are interested in signing the Juventus centre-back .

Rugani has been heavily linked with Chelsea after former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri replaced Antonio Conte at the Premier League giants.

The 23-year-old Italy international defender worked under Sarri during his loan spell at Empoli.

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Speaking prior to Juve's International Champions Cup clash with Bayern Munich in Philadelphia, Torchia acknowledged Chelsea's pursuit, though he insisted Rugani is happy with the Serie A holders.

"The interest from Chelsea is there for Rugani," Torchia told Radio Sportiva .

"Beyond the figures though there's a technical question, neither the player nor Juventus have ever said they want a sale.

"The operation with Chelsea is separate from [Gonzalo] Higuain, each deal has a different cost and different dynamics.

"The two players can bring in different profits. Rugani is calm and happy, he's at the pre-season training camp and he's thinking about Juventus.

"Tonight he'll play against Bayern Munich, but that doesn't mean he doesn't have offers, just that he's thinking of his current club, which is at the highest level."

Juventus continue their U.S. tour with a clash against Benfica on Saturday before taking on the MLS All-Star team next week. 

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