Chelsea FC eye 22-year-old defender with £103m contract launch clause – report - Football Roof

Chelsea FC eye 22-year-old defender with £103m contract launch clause – report

Chelsea FC weighing up a possible transfer for Juventus defender Matthijs De Ligt regardless of his hefty £103m price ticket, based on a report in Italy.

Italian outlet Sky Sport Italia, as quoted by Sky Sports, is reporting that Chelsea FC have an interest within the Netherlands worldwide because the Blues proceed to search for defensive signings within the 2022 summer time switch window.

The identical article states that De Ligt has a contract launch clause of £103m (€120m) and Juventus will solely contemplate gives near this mark contemplating De Ligt is beneath contract till 2024.

In accordance with the identical story, Chelsea FC wish to signal a prime centre-half after Antonio Rudiger moved to Actual Madrid on a free switch to go away an enormous void to fill in Thomas Tuchel’s staff.

Sky Italia reveal that De Ligt’s agent met with Juventus official Rafaela Pimenta this week, though the media outlet imagine discussions had been mainly about his different consumer Paul Pogba.

Chelsea FC have additionally been linked with a swoop for Sevilla defender Jules Kounde after the south west London aspect didn’t signal the France worldwide final summer time.

The Blues misplaced Rudiger and Andreas Christensen on free transfers this summer time, whereas Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso are additionally going through an unsure future at Stamford Bridge.

De Ligt, 22, scored thrice and made one help in Serie A final time period.

Juventus signed the Dutch defender in a €75m (£67.8m) deal from Ajax three years in the past and he has scored two targets in 38 video games for the Netherlands nationwide staff.

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