Sky Italia has said that Chelsea is highly interested in signing Juventus centre-back Matthijs de Ligt. Chelsea is set to pounce on the madness of signing Juventus centre-back Matthijs De Ligt, amidst interest from Barcelona, according to reports in Italy. Chelsea is strongly linked to Juventus defender Matthijs De Ligt, with more reports saying Chelsea is ready to make an aggressive bid for the 22-year-old.
Premier League giants Chelsea are leading the race to sign Matthijs De Ligt this summer transfer window, according to an Italian outlet, Corriere Dello Sport. Barcelona and Real Madrid are among clubs reportedly falling behind Chelsea in their pursuit of signing Matthijs de Ligt from Serie A giants Juventus. Chelsea’s interest in Juventus centre-back Matthijs de Ligt has remained constant for the last year, according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano. According to Sky Italia, Chelsea has turned its interest toward Juventus centre-back Matthijs de Ligt. Romelu Lukakus’s exit has meant that the club could shift its focus toward incoming players.
Dutch centre-back Matthijs de Light has two years left on his Juventus contract, with Chelsea reportedly considering an amount closer to his PS 103m release clause. Juventus centre-back Matthijs de Ligt has a release clause worth PS 103m (EUR 120m) in his Juventus contract, set to expire in 2024, and Juventus would only consider offers near this figure. Juventus centre-back Matthijs de Ligt’s status is somewhat problematic, given he still has two years left on his Juventus contract, yet Chelsea is keen to sign him.
After winning the League during the first season at Juventus, Juventus centre-back Matthijs de Ligt has seen his past two Scudettos come to Inter and AC Milan, with Juventus struggling recently to replicate the dominance they had during 2010. We know Chelsea is looking to sign central defenders because Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger have left. It will be interesting to see whether one of Europe’s biggest clubs can recoup some ground by going after Matthijs de Ligt. With the foremost leaders of Chelsea’s locker room leaving this summer, our interest in signing de Ligt is something fans will be hoping turns concrete.
La Repubblica added De Ligt’s spell at Juventus may be coming to an end this summer, and it would cost a reported EUR 65m (PS54.3m) to secure his signature with his contract at Turin set to run through until 2024. Thomas Tuchel admitted that Chelsea had attempted to sign Sevilla defender Jules Kounde last summer and may come back to pursue him again. Juventus centre-back Matthijs de Ligt, who led Ajax to the League and cup double that year, also took them into the semi-finals of the Champions League, where they lost in the second-to-last game against Tottenham.