Chelsea are seemingly the favourite to lure Matthijs de Ligt away from Turin this summer. Juventus will consider selling the player if they don’t find an agreement over a contract renewal.
According to a report from Alfredo Pedulla, an official offer of around €70 million will soon arrive at Juventus as the Londoners wish to complete the deal in the coming weeks.
The report understands that Juve have asked for a fee of around €120 million, which appears to be the valuation of the release clause in the defender’s contract.
As per various other sources, Chelsea, apart from the cash upfront, will look to include a counterpart (either Timo Werner or Christian Pulisic) and multiple add-ons in a potential deal for the Dutchman.
Pedulla’s story suggests that the add-ons need to be easily achievable for Bianconeri. Manchester City are understood to be lurking in the background. Bayern Munich have also managed to sneak into the transfer race for De Ligt in the last 72 hours.
Juventus will understandably ask Chelsea to add more money upfront. The De Ligt saga expects some major developments in the coming days.
GIFN | Jyotirmoy Halder