“He’s among the best central defenders in Europe, and at 22 he’s such a young player that Bayern could have done with that position for the following few years. An excellent transfer if it really works – an enormous gain.”
The news of De Ligt’s preference will come as a blow to Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel. The German identified the 22-year-old as a top goal to assist fill the void left by the likes of Christensen and Rudiger.
Sevilla’s Jules Kounde stays a goal following interest within the last two transfer windows. Tuchel can also be keen on a deal to bring Nathan Ake back to the club from Manchester City.
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