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Rugani ‘talks’

City are in talks over a move for Juventus centre-back Daniele Rugani, who will be let go for €25m, according to reports attributed to Corriere Dello Sport.

The catch is that no story involving Rugani and Leicester appears to have been published by Corriere Dello Sport since January.

That was when City were last linked with the Italian international, with the 26-year-old targeted a move for his team-mate Merih Demiral fell through.

Rugani is further down the pecking order than Demiral and so would be easier to buy from Juventus, who seem willing to offload him.

Rugani’s performances have not received many plaudits, and the statistics tell part of the story. He played 10 games in Serie A this season. When he was on the pitch, Juve considered on average once every 46 minutes. Without him, they conceded once every 98 minutes.

Daniele Rugani looks on during the UEFA Champions League group D match between Bayer Leverkusen and Juventus. (Image: TF-Images/Getty Images)

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