Chelsea and Juventus will reportedly hold talks today over the Blues’ double swoop for Gonzalo Higuain and Daniele Rugani.
New Stamford Bridge boss Maurizio Sarri is determined to bolster his squad before the start of the Premier League season.
He has so far added former Napoli midfielder Jorginho to his squad but wants to strengthen at both ends of the pitch.
And according to calciomercato , the two clubs will meet on the Cote d’Azur today.
Juventus will be represented by sporting director Fabio Paretic while Chelsea have sent technical director Marina Granovskaia.
The Serie A champions are looking for up to £100million for defender Rugani and striker Higuain.
The latter is also wanted by AC Milan but Juventus are reluctant to sell to a direct rival.
If Chelsea are unable to land Rugani, they will turn their attention to Milan’s Mattia Caldara, according to the report.
Juventus are willing to sell Higuain after landing Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid earlier this summer.
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Meanwhile, Real have reportedly shifted focus away from Eden Hazard to Edinson Cavani as they bid to replace Ronaldo.
Hazard enjoyed a fine World Cup as Belgium advanced to the semi-finals and despite just two years left on his contract, the Blues have reportedly demanded a staggering £178m – which would make Hazard the second most expensive player of all time.
That has led to Los Blancos cooling their interest and switching focus to Cavani, who would be open to moving to the Spanish capital, report AS.