Chelsea has reported ready to offer Timo Werner plus cash in attempt to sign Juventus player
Thomas Tuchel is keen to rebuild his squad with strong defenders after the departure of players
Sky Sports Italia transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio has reported that Chelsea are preparing a £38million bid, plus Timo Werner, for the Matthijs De Ligt.
Thomas Tuchel is keen to bolster his side’s defence with Matthijs De Ligt close to join Stamford Bridge this summer
It’s added that the Bianconeri would want more for a player who has a release clause worth £103million.
De Ligt would be keen on a move to Chelsea though the Blues could be forced to up their fee for the defender.
Juventus meanwhile are keen on Chelsea forward Werner
Though it’s reported that his wages, currently worth £270,000-per-week could cause a problem.
Werner cost Chelsea £50m in June 2020 but has struggle at the Blues
Moreover, netting just nine Premier League goals in two full seasons with the club.
Last season, the 26-year-old started just 15 times in the league, scoring four goals.
Chelsea are looking for defensive reinforcements in this transfer window
After the likes of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen leave as a free agent this summer
Sevilla star Jules Kounde, among others, have previously been mooted for a move to Stamford Bridge
Corriere dello Sport reports De Ligt and his camp, led by Rafaela Pimenta following the death of Mino Raiola, were unhappy with Juve’s demand that a release clause of £98m be inserted into the new deal.
De Ligt reportedly believes that figure to be too high and is looking more in the region of £68m.
Chelsea are genuinely interested in Matthijs de Ligt is confirmed.
Juve will ask for a big fee as they’re discussing to extend Matthijs’ contract, but still no full agreement.
De Ligt is appreciated by Thomas Tuchel – part of the list with Koundé and Nathan Aké