Chelsea are making decent progress in their efforts to land Matthijs de Ligt from Juventus this summer, as per the reports in England.
Juventus were initially determined to hold onto the defender’s release clause of around €120 million. But the negotiations with the Blues have softened those demands.
As reported previously, Juventus have given the green light to add a counterpart in a deal for the defender, which has relatively reduced the overall valuation of the transfer.
The recent developments in the transfer saga have made the prospect of a transfer much more realistic. De Ligt likes the idea of moving to England and playing Champions League football under the management of Thomas Tuchel.
With Giorgio Chiellini leaving Juventus for Los Angeles FC, the Old Lady could lose another central figure of the team’s defence this summer.
GIFN | Jyotirmoy Halder