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Rugani, Higuain talks continue between Chelsea and Juventus; Pjanic, too?

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According to reports from Italy, Chelsea continue to push for Sarri’s transfer targets

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The deluge of transfer rumors continues from Italy as Chelsea and Chelsea representatives are supposedly involved in a series of meetings in Milano, which is apparently where all of our transfer business gets done these days.

Chelsea executives Bruce Buck and Marina Granovskaia were attending Maurizio Sarri’s press conference for at least part of Wednesday, so this is mostly the work of Fali Ramadani, who’s emerging as a big player on the transfer market, certainly as far as Chelsea are concerned.

According to Hot Days Oracle Pedullà, Ramadani has been meeting with Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici in recent days to iron out the £45m/€50m transfer of Daniele Rugani. Yesterday, Ramadani then met with Rugani’s agent, Davide Torchia, to iron out the €4m/year contract. It was a “long night summit” to precede the coming “Higuain hot days in the Chelsea market”, concluded Pedullà in typical flair.

Meanwhile, Deposed Oracle Di Marzio brings tidings of Ramadani also fitting in a meeting with one of his new clients, a certain Miralem Pjanic. Oh hello! It doesn’t make much to draw a line from there to Chelsea rumorland, which Di Marzio promptly does. While both Pjanic and Juventus want their working relationship to continue, there is apparently a question of a contract renewal and the likelihood of Ramadani pushing for a Chelsea transfer.

So that could be a bit of fun speculation, and Rugani appears to be a question of when rather than if (especially with both Zouma and Miazga left off the plane to Australia), but it sure would be great if we could make the Higuain thing go away already.