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Juventus ‘suggest swap deal’ to Chelsea after demanding £86m fee for Matthijs de Ligt | Football | Sport

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Juventus have reportedly suggested a Christian Pulisic swap deal to assuage the financial burden on Chelsea because the Blues try and land Dutch defender Matthijs de Ligt from the Italian giants this summer. Chelsea were taken over by Todd Boehly in May and at the moment are set to embark on a summer spending spree to bring latest faces to the club.

Chelsea have been hit by the departures of influential centre-backs Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen this summer because the duo opted to depart the club when their contracts expired. And the longer term of their veteran defender Cesar Azpilicueta can also be up within the air amid interest from Barcelona.

The west Londoners are subsequently eager to bolster their backline ahead of the brand new season and have been heavily linked with De Ligt, who joined Juve from Ajax as a youngster three years ago. In line with 90Mins, the 22-year-old could set the Blues back a staggering £86million in a cash-only deal. But Juve have informed the Premier League side that they might be open to receiving Pulisic as a makeweight.

Boehly has already offered Juventus an entire host of players in an try and sweeten the deal, with Timo Werner a possible candidate for a move to the Allianz Stadium. But, while the Italians are fascinated by the Germany forward, Pulisic could be their preferred option.

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Juve are targeting the likes of Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly, Torino’s Gleison Bremer and PSG’s Presnel Kimpembe as potential replacements for the teenager, players Chelsea have also been linked with. The Blues have been casting their net far and wide this summer in an effort to sign the suitable players and will try and land three latest centre-backs to avoid losing ground on Manchester City and Liverpool at the highest of the Premier League table.

Chelsea finished third last season after falling away from the 2 title contenders in the course of the second half of the campaign. And manager Thomas Tuchel might be eager to get his hands on latest faces ahead of the brand new campaign because the Blues go seeking silverware.

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