Chelsea want to sign Matthijs de Ligt from Juventus this summer, but Bianconeri’s exorbitant asking price for the Dutch has led the Blues to introduce a counterpart.
According to journalist Daniele Longo, Juventus would be happy to take Timo Werner as part of the Matthijs de Ligt transfer. But he claims that a bridgable distance remains intact between supply and demand on the economic front of the deal.
As mentioned previously, De Ligt has a release clause of around €120 million in his current contract that runs until June 2024, meaning that the Bianconeri are in no hurry to offload the services of the 22-year-old.
The prospect of playing for the Premier League side interests the Dutchman, who has already expressed concerns over Juventus failing to attain the Scudetto in the last two seasons.
Longo understands that the Stamford Bridge faithful are hopeful of completing the deal. Juve have already lost a chief defensive option in Giorgio Chiellini, who has parted ways with the Old Lady one season early to join Los Angeles FC.
GIFN | Jyotirmoy Halder