Chelsea ban to be lifted? Lampard to sign Italian? Problem to be solved at Stamford Bridge?
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Chelsea could make a move for Juventus defender Daniel Rugani in January if their transfer ban gets lifted.
Chelsea are reportedly making contact with players’ agents as they plan for a busy January transfer window in the hope that their current ban is lifted, as the the Blues expect the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to cut short their transfer ban, which was imposed by FIFA in February.
It will mean that Lampard will be able to delve into the clubs transfer kitty and add a few players to the squad that will add some experience, and quality in the right areas of the pitch.
And one man that could be signed by Chelsea is that of Rugani, who they have been linked too for quite some time now.
It is no secret that Chelsea are huge admirers of the Italian defender and have been tracking him for a while, with suggestions that they were prepared to make a move for the Juventus ace in the transfer window before they were hit with that transfer ban.
But last summer there was constant speculation in the media that Chelsea made moves to sign Rugani in a deal that would have cost just £36 million, something that was never officially made fact by Chelsea, Juventus or the players agent.
However, with the loss of David Luiz in the summer window and the fact that Chelsea are very shaky at the back, Lampard will need to spend some cash to improve the back line in order to get back inside the top four this season.
Kalidou Koulibaly, Toby Alderweireld and Milan Skriniar are also on the list, but with their clubs reluctant to let their big players leave half way trough the season, Juventus would be open to the idea of letting Rugani leave the club for the right price.
He is not first-choice at the club, despite his clear ability and Chelsea would be able to complete a transfer deal for a fee of around £30 million, which is not bad for the gifted young man.
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