Chelsea interested in Juve defender de Ligt:
Chelsea are interested in Juventus centre-back Matthijs de Ligt, according to reports in Italy.
The 22-year-old Netherlands defender has a £103m (€120m) release clause in his Juventus contract, which is due to expire in 2024, and the club will only entertain offers close to that mark.
Juventus club chiefs met with De Ligt’s agent Rafaela Pimenta on Thursday, mainly to speak about Paul Pogba’s potential return to Turin.
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Chelsea are looking for defensive reinforcements in this transfer window, having seen Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen leave upon the expiration of their contracts.