Chelsea Offered Chance to Sign Juventus Star Wanted by Thomas Tuchel

Chelsea Offered Chance to Sign Juventus Star Wanted by Thomas Tuchel

  • Juventus are willing to listen to offers for Dutch defender Matthijs de Ligt from potential suitors
  • Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel is said to be keen on the Dutchman who joined Juventus in 2019 from Ajax
  • Chelsea's interest in De Ligt came after they failed to land Jules Kounde from Sevilla in the summer

Chelsea have reportedly been offered the chance to sign Juventus centre-back Matthijs de Ligt.

Matthijs de Ligt of Juventus celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the Serie A match against Parma Calcio at Allianz Stadium. (Photo by Daniele Badolato - Juventus FC/Juventus FC via Getty Images)
Juventus are willing to listen to offers for Matthijs de Ligt from potential suitors. Photo by Daniele Badolato.
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The Blues were desperate to reinforce their defensive options in the summer and had set their sights on landing Sevilla's Jules Kounde.

However, despite coming close to signing the promising defender, the west Londoners missed out on him after Sevilla raised their asking price.

While Chelsea are still believed to be interested in Kounde, Metro UK reports his valuation of £68 million could be a put-off.

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It is for this reason the European champions are now exploring alternatives and could now make a move for De Ligt.

According to Goal, Juventus will not stand in the way for the Dutchman as they are keen on a deal as they want his huge £280,000-a-week salary off their wage bill.

The development comes only weeks after De Ligt’s agent, Mino Raiola, admitted the Dutch star could leave Juve next summer.

"De Ligt could also leave Juventus at the end of the season," said Raiola.
"This is how the market works, there are many clubs who are interested in his services," he added.

De Ligt joined Juventus from Ajax in a £67.5m deal back in 2019 and has been swapping places with the experienced Giorgio Chiellini this season.

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It is understood he has a £126m release clause in his contract with Juventus which will be active next summer.

Chris Sutton backs Chelsea to win EPL this season

Earlier, reported that former Premier League star Chris Sutton has backed Chelsea who are Stamford Bridge landlords to win the league this season under the tutelage of Thomas Tuchel.

The Blues have lost only once this term in the domestic league, with their impressive run of form having them topping the standings with 22 points.

The West Londoners hammered helpless Norwich City 7-0 in their last outing, with the huge win cementing their place on the summit of the log.

A Mason Mount hat trick as well as strikes from Callum Hudson-Odoi, Reece James, Ben Chilwell and an own goal from Max Aarons saw Chelsea secure a comfortable win.


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