In the last few hours, Juventus have reportedly informed clubs that they will listen to offers for Daniele Rugani after Giorgio Chiellini returned from injury.
The 34-year-old had a problem with is calf but, according to Calciomercato, the muscle has proven itself to be ‘more reliable than feared’ and he has returned to training. If the club do not have to worry about his fitness, they write, Juventus can allow players to leave, namely Daniele Rugani.
Earlier on Tuesday it was reported that Wolves had made a £30m bid for the defender whom Arsenal have already asked for on a two-year loan.
It’s not clear yet if Arsenal can deliver a bid that would tempt Juventus into selling – or at least loaning – the player but you have to think that the Gunners, in need of a starter, would be seen as a more attractive proposition for the player (no offence meant towards Wolves, if it was Arsenal v Barcelona I’d say the same about them compared to us).
The player is also keen to remain on a similar salary. He currently earns around £53kpw or, to put it another way, £8k-a-week more than Carl Jenkinson who seems to be on his way to Nottingham Forest for £4m or almost £50k less than we pay Laurent Koscielny a week .
Juve will, apparently, not consider a loan offer.
The Italians want cold, hard cash now.