Bayern Munich to hold talks with Juventus for Matthijs de Ligt with Chelsea monitoring

Bayern Munich are currently pushing for Matthijs de Ligt, who also prefers joining the German club this summer. Chelsea remain another interested party in the race.

According to a report from Nicola Balice (via Calciomercato), Bayern Munich, Juventus, and Matthijs de Ligt’s representative, Rafaela Pimenta, will meet on Monday and hold talks to reach a potential transfer for the Dutchman.

As per the story, Bayern want to complete the deal with the lowest offer possible and have subsequently decided to submit a bid of around €75 million plus bonuses. Juventus are asking for €90-€100 million upfront plus additional bonuses.

De Ligt’s current contract at Juventus holds a release clause of around €120 million. As a result, Juventus are willing to amass as much fund as they could from a potential departure.

On the other hand, Chelsea are closely monitoring the situation at the moment. The report understands that they will make an entry only if Bayern and Juvnetus fail to reach an agreement over a summer move for the former Ajax captain.

The 22-year-old centre-back has already given his consent to a move to Germany. However, he will not take any hasty step to force a move away from Turin. De Ligt is expected to complete his medical at J Medical ahead of a reported pre-season with the Italian club.

GIFN | Jyotirmoy Halder

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