Chelsea preparing ‘player-plus-cash’ deal to sign Matthijs de Ligt from Juventus

Chelsea are reportedly ready to offer striker Timo Werner plus cash to sign Juventus centre-back Matthijs de Ligt (via Sky Sports).

The Dutch defender has a €120m release clause. The Blues are ready to offer Werner and €45m for De Ligt.

According to Corriere dello Sport, the Dutchman has asked for the sale as his contract with Juventus expires in 2024. The Blues will compete with Manchester United for his signature this summer.

Juventus signed De Ligt from Ajax in 2019 for around €80m. Since then he has made 117 appearances for the Bianconeri in all competitions and contributed eight goals and three assists.

Youngest player to captain a team in a Champions League knockout game. Ajax captain at 19. At the highest level of football since 17. Still only 22. What a Matthijs de Ligt signing for Chelsea… 🌟

Chelsea may be tempted to sign the 22-year-old as they need defensive reinforcements this summer.

Antonio Rudiger has joined Real Madrid while Andreas Christensen will leave this summer with his contract expiring. The future of Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso is also at stake.

Therefore, De Ligt could be one of the players who could fill the gap. The Blues are even ready to offer Werner to Juventus.

You signed the German from RB Leipzig in 2020 for around 50 million euros. However, he has not lived up to expectations, contributing 23 goals and 21 assists in 89 games for the west London club.

Chelsea midfielder wants to leave the club in the summer

According to Gianluca di Marzio, Hakim Ziyech wants to leave Chelsea this summer and his next destination could be AC ​​Milan.

That Rossoneri are keen to sign the Moroccan. However, Ziyech will have to cut his salary, which is currently around €6 million per season.

The Blues signed Ziyech in 2020 for around 40 million euros from Ajax. While he has shown glimpses of his skill, the Moroccan failed to make a real impression at Stamford Bridge.

He has contributed 14 goals and 10 assists in 83 games for the club.

AC Milan lifted the Serie A title last season, narrowly trailing rivals Inter Milan. They are now trying to step up their attack and could reach an agreement with Ziyech, who is open to negotiations.

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Edited by Arjun Panchadar Chelsea preparing ‘player-plus-cash’ deal to sign Matthijs de Ligt from Juventus

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