PREMIER - Chelsea seriously considering to sign Juventus' ace
Chelsea are reportedly plotting a £103million transfer swoop for Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt. The Blues boss Thomas Tuchel is looking for defensive reinforcements despite enjoying Champions League glory in May.
His top target was Jules Kounde but Sevilla held firm and eventually priced the French international out of a move to Stamford Bridge. That left Andreas Christensen, Thiago Silva and Antonio Rudiger as first-choice centre-backs at Chelsea this term and all three have shone.
However, the German coach still looks set to push ahead with his pursuit of a new defender with all three of the above becoming free agents in June. According to Calciomercato, Chelsea are ‘very interested’ in former Ajax ace De Ligt as a potential replacement. And the report states that they have put him at the top of their transfer wishlist for next season.