Chelsea reportedly interested in Matthijs de Ligt, Juventus defender
Matthijs de Ligt has a £103m (€120m) launch clause in his Juventus contract, which is due to expire in 2024; Chelsea are searching for protecting reinforcements in this switch window, having considered Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen leave
Chelsea are involved in Juventus centre-back Matthijs de Ligt, reviews Sky in Italy.
The 22-year-old Netherlands defender has a £103m (€120m) release clause in his Juventus contract, which is due to expire in 2024, and the membership will solely entertain affords shut to that mark.
Juventus membership chiefs met with De Ligt's agent Rafaela Pimenta on Thursday, frequently to talk about Paul Pogba's plausible return to Turin.
Chelsea are searching for shielding reinforcements in this switch window, having considered Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen depart upon the expiration of their contracts.
Juventus agreed to pay an preliminary charge of €75m (£67.8m) throughout 5 economic years to Ajax for De Ligt in 2019, making him the most highly-priced defender in Italian top-flight history.
De Ligt - Ajax's youngest-ever captain - led the Eredivisie membership to a home league and cup double that year, as properly as taking them to the Champions League semi-finals in which they misplaced to Tottenham in the remaining seconds in Amsterdam.
He has performed 87 instances for Juve in Serie A, prevailing the division in 2019/20 though they have now not improved previous the Champions League remaining 16.