Daniele Rugani’s agent Davide Torchia revealed Chelsea made a huge offer for the Juventus defender, though the Serie A champions have no plans to sell the Italian.
Rugani, 24, has been linked with Premier League giants Chelsea throughout the transfer window after former Napoli head coach Maurizio Sarri replaced Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge.
A reunion appeared to be on the cards following the pair’s time together at Empoli until AC Milan signed centre-back Mattia Caldara from Juve.
And Torchia says even a massive offer from the Premier League side wasn’t enough to tempt the Italians.
“Juventus have no desire to sell him, not even for a high price which, among other things, no-one in Italy could afford,” Torchia told RMC Sport .
“However, the player has never asked to leave. Only when a very important offer arrives is it normal to listen, but Juventus have rejected all kinds of offers to keep him in Turin.
“Chelsea made a really big bid, which was close to being unthinkable for me, but Juventus didn’t relent.
“[Sami] Khedira played only 10 more games than Daniele last season. I think Rugani can play even more this season.”
Rugani will still have plenty of competition for a place in the side with Leonardo Bonucci having returned to Turin in the deal that saw Caldara and Gonzalo Higuain join Milan .