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Chelsea’s stance on Matthijs De Ligt transfer revealed after Dutchman’s Juventus future questioned by agent

Chelsea’s stance on Matthijs De Ligt transfer revealed after Dutchman’s Juventus future questioned by agent

De Ligt to leave Juventus?

After several impressive seasons at Ajax, which included captaining the side, winning the Eredivisie and reaching the Champions League semi-finals, Matthijs De Ligt was snapped up by Juventus in the summer of 2019.

The Italian powerhouse are believed to have paid big money, around £76m, to bring the centre-back to Turin.

Since his move to Italy, however, De Ligt has not had the best of times, which Juve failing to defend their Serie A crown last term, finishing the campaign down in 4th place.

And though he scored in the 3-2 win over Spezia on Wednesday, De Ligt has also not had the best start to 2021/22.

At the same time the defender’s agent, Mino Raiola, has suggested that De Ligt could leave Juventus at the end of this season:

“Matthijs de Ligt is one of the best centre-backs in Europe. He could leave Juventus at the end of the season. Transfer market sometimes works like this”

Said comments were swiftly followed by it being revealed that De Ligt has a release clause in his contract, which is active from the summer of 2022 and is worth €150m:

Chelsea’s stance on De Ligt transfer

And now, it has been revealed what Chelsea’s stance on a possible move for De Ligt is.

According to Calciomercato, Matthijs De Ligt remains in the sights of Chelsea and is one of the top priorities of the Blues for next summer.

It is added that Thomas Tuchel likes De Ligt for his technique and quality.

No potential fee is mentioned in the report from Calciomercato, but it is hard to see Chelsea wanting to pay his reported €150m release clause.

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