Reports in Italy claim Juventus have told Chelsea they only want straight money for Matthijs de Ligt this summer. The Blues are weighing up a swoop for the Dutchman and it’s claimed they’re willing to propose a player-plus-cash bid to get the deal done.
Chelsea have several players inside their squad facing uncertain futures in west London and there was talk the Blues could be prepared to incorporate them as makeweight.
Based on Tuttosport, Thomas Tuchel’s side have considered offering Juve Timo Werner or Christian Pulisic as a part of a lucrative package for De Ligt.
Nevertheless, the identical report declares that Juve aren’t occupied with taking any Chelsea stars in a deal because they only want money for the centre-back.
Werner is a player that has been floated to the Italian giants earlier this yr when his agent met with officials from the Bianconeri.
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The Blues made a £42.5m bid for the Frenchman last August which was rebuffed by Sevilla.
They’re expected to return although this time around, Sevilla will demand as much as £60m before agreeing to a sale.
Manchester City defender Nathan Ake can also be seemingly of interest to Chelsea, who sold him to Bournemouth in the summertime of 2017.
Chelsea are yet to make any recent signings as a result of the delays they faced following the completion of Todd Boehly’s takeover.
Yet the Blues have several signings within the works and there may be concrete interest in Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele.
The Frenchman worked with Tuchel at Borussia Dortmund and is potentially out of contract with Barcelona at the tip of the month.
Talks are ongoing between Dembele’s reps and Barca over a recent deal but should an agreement not be reached, Chelsea are able to pounce.
Hakim Ziyech is also in line to depart the club with AC Milan occupied with the previous Ajax attacker.