- Chelsea are interested in Juventus defender, Matthijs de Ligt and are considering tabling a bid for the Dutch defender
- The Blues are looking for defensive reinforcements after losing key defenders Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen this summer
- The Juventus contract of the 22-year-old Netherlands defender, which is set to expire in 2024, has a €120 million release clause
Chelsea will have to pay a record-breaking fee for a defender if they are serious about signing Juventus defender, Matthijs de Ligt this summer.
The 22-year-old Netherlands defender has been a mainstay in the Old Ladies’ defense since joining Juventus for €75m in 2019 making him the most expensive defender in the Serie A.
Thomas Tuchel is looking for defensive reinforcements for the Blues after the departure of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen this summer following the expiration of both players’ contracts.
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De Ligt still has two years on his current Juventus deal and Chelsea must have to pay his release clause before Juventus will consider releasing the Dutch defender from his contract.
Chelsea plan swap deal with Hakim Ziyech for Leeds winger Raphinha
Meanwhile, Chelsea are growing increasingly desperate in their pursuit to land Leeds winger, Raphinha this summer transfer window.
According to the Chelsea Chronicle, the Blues are looking to offer their star Hakim Ziyech to Leeds United as part of a deal to sign the 25-year-old Brazilian winger.
Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly has personally looked into a move for Raphinha who is also being closely chased by London rivals Arsenal.
Chelsea receive boost in pursuit of top French defender
Earlier, Sports Brief reported Chelsea has received a major boost in the pursuit of their first summer signing of the Tod Boelhy era.
The Blues are looking to bolster their defence after the exit of Antonio Rudiger, who has since joined Spanish giants Real Madrid.
Thomas Tuchel’s side have been monitoring Lens ace Jonathan Clauss, and are now poised to sign him after the French side signed another right back.
Source: Sports Brief News