Chelsea is interested in Juventus midfielder Matthijs de Ligta The sky in Italy.
The 22-year-old Dutch defender has a £ 103 million (€ 120 million) release clause in his contract with Juventus, which expires in 2024, and the club will only accept bids close to that value.
Juventus club leaders met with De Ligt’s agent Rafael Piment on Thursday to talk about Paul Pogba’s potential return to Turin.
Chelsea is looking for reinforcements on the defensive during this transition period, as it saw the departure of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen after the expiration of the contracts.
Juventus agreed to pay Ajax an initial fee of € 75 million (£ 67.8 million) for De Ligta in 2019 over five financial years, making it the most expensive defender in Italy’s top competition history.
De Ligt – Ajax’s youngest captain – led the Eredivisie club to the domestic league and cup doubles that year and reached the Champions League semi-finals, in which they lost to Tottenham in the last seconds in Amsterdam.
In Serie A, he played 87 times for Juve, in the 2019/20 season he won the division, although in the last 16 they did not advance through the Champions League.
“The deal with Lukak means Chelsea can push the game on arrival”
Sky Sports News Chief Kaveh Solhekol:
“The agreement will be concluded and Lukaku it also fulfills its wish. He’s returning to Inter Milan. It is clear that Chelsea paid £ 97.5 million for it and the move did not work out. Inter pays a loan fee of £ 7 million and he he also takes a salary cut of about 35 percent so he can return to Inter how he wants to do it.
“It’s good news for Chelsea that this situation has been resolved because it can now really push the game when it comes to signing players. We know they want to get a midfielder because Andreas Christensen a Antonio Rudiger left.
“Sky Italy tells us that it is very interested in getting a central defender of Juventus.” Matthijs de Ligt. His situation is a bit complicated, as he still has two years of contracts, but Chelsea would like to sign him. He has a release clause that is around 120 million euros – there is no way Chelsea would pay such money for him.
“Another defender they are interested in is Jules Kounde in Seville. They have been trying to sign it for a very long time – I would not be surprised if there was a big development in this direction. They are interested Richarlison, Raphinhalong-term goal Declan Rice which would be very difficult to sign, but now that Lukaku is settled, expect Chelsea to do a lot of business. “
Chelsea Matches: First Everton by Lampard, then Spurs
Chelsea will start their 2022/23 season with a trip to Frank Lampard’s Everton Sky Sports before hosting the London rivals Spurs in their first home game.
Thomas Tuchel’s team awaits meeting Blues legend Lampard at Goodison Park on August 6, kick-off at 5:30 p.m., before Tottenham visits Stamford Bridge a week later.
Chelsea will host Liverpool in West London on September 17, Manchester United on October 22 and Arsenal on November 5.
Their last match before the month-long break at the World Cup is out in Newcastle and they continue their campaign on Boxing Day against the newly allowed Bournemouth.
Chelsea travels to Tottenham on February 25 and Arsenal on April 29, with the latter being a successful five games, including Manchester City away on the penultimate weekend of the season and Newcastle at home on the final day.
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