Breaking New: De Ligt reject Chelsea offers insists he need more
Chelsea have been offered the chance to sign Juventus centre-back Matthijs de Ligt, according to reports.
Stamford who are looking for possible replacement of Antonio Rudiger has made their offer to De Ligt.
After been unable to sign Jules Kounde before the end of last summer Transfer window.
Chelsea have retained their interest in Kounde but Sevilla are holding out for a €80 million (£68.5m)
However, which Stamford Bridges refused to match in August.
Thomas Tuchel’s side are now exploring alternatives and according to Goal, De Ligt could now be a possibility as Juventus are keen on a deal.
The report claims that Juventus are ‘ready to offload’ De Ligt as they want his £280,000-a-week salary off their wage bill.
In an interview with Italian media last month, De Ligt’s agent, Mino Raiola, made it clear that the Netherlands international could be sold next summer.
Matthijs de Ligt played against Chelsea in the Champions League last month
Matthijs de Ligt played against Chelsea in the Champions League last month (AP)
‘De Ligt could also leave Juventus at the end of the season,’ said Raiola.
‘This is how the market works, there are many clubs who are interested in his services.’
De Ligt, who joined Juventus from Ajax in a £67.5m deal in 2019, has been splitting his playing time with 37-year-old Giorgio Chiellini this season.
According to reports, De Ligt has a €150m (£126m) release clause in his deal with Juventus which will be active next summer.
Chelsea have been offered Matthijs de Ligt from Juventus but the defender is on £280,000-a-week currently.
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